The Grapevine is a road grade that starts at the mouth of Grapevine Canyon at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and ascends the canyon to the Tejon Pass in the Tehachapi Mountains via Interstate 5.
The mountains are quite impressive. Steep. And appearing to jump up out of nowhere. You are driving for days down the middle of California seeing nothing but cows and orchards and then BAM! 4000 feet. On the way down we saw these poppy fields. Aren't the colors just amazing?! (Jono wouldn't stop for a photo op. Something about traffic and getting somewhere. Blah. Blah.) Then on the way back it had disappeared into a snowstorm! So many reasons to lift my eyes up!
"I lift my eyes up to the mountains--where does my help come from?
My help come from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth."