I went to Parkfield, California. It's a small farming town right smack dab in the middle of nowhere with only like 15 people living there. Why'd I go here? Well, it's built right on top of the San Andreas Fault and the town is "The Earthquake Capital of the World. A 6.0 earthquake happened here when I was in the 3rd grade and I remember experiencing that shit at home. I always pass by the road that takes you there when going to the beach but never went until today. This is a place I've always wanted to go to just because earthquakes and stuff is interesting to me.
The road to get there was incredibly sketchy and was pothole city, as well as animals running across the road and not being big enough for 2 lanes. Once the road went into the hills and curved around them, I was scared that a car coming the opposite way wouldn't slow down and stop and causing both of us to wreck head-on. Thankfully there was only like 2 cars in total on this entire road that weren't on the curved parts.
This town is about 30 minutes north of where James Dean crashed in the 1950s. You make the turn on the road to go here right before his memorial plaque.
Anyways, I took a few pics:
This one is cool because the San Andreas Fault is pulling this bridge apart. Half of the bridge is moving North while the other half is moving South. They have to make repairs to it every few years so it remains straight.