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Postcards From The Road

By way of thanks to the more than 200 readers of this Corner who wrote to tell me that when I drove from Northern to Southern California I ought to take Route 101, and most certainly not Interstate 5, a few shots from the road:

1. Live oak on golden hills: About ten miles north of San Luis Obispo.

2. Mission Santa Barbara, known as “Queen of the Missions,” and you can see why.

3. Welcome, if that is the word, to L.A.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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