The photo below I took in the museum. It shows how the altar most likely looked when it was originally built.
The hills look progressively browner the further south you drive.
There are more palm trees.
There are less rock formations in the water.
The ocean looks immense but not as dramatic.
The horizon always has a layer of dust.
The drivers consistently drive 10 miles over the speed limit in southern California.
My skin is much dryer; I'm using lots of chapstick.
Staying with friends is a welcome relief to nights in hotels and Air BnBs. I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight!