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Los Banos, California
There are a lot of exciting places in California: the big cities, the coast, the mountains… and then there’s the central valley. It serves a great purpose, growing the food that feeds America. But as excitement goes, there isn’t much. Despite the flat farmland, I was excited to get to Los Banos, because it was here that I found an auto parts store. I bought a set of snow chains, and suddenly, I didn’t have to worry anymore about the snowy conditions that awaited in Yosemite, or whether I’d have to change my plans to avoid a snowy road. I …