Last weekend Anna and I headed out a bit past Alpine on the 8 freeway to try to get a look at the meteor shower. Just outside of Alpine the change was fast and dramatic. It was probably a combination of heading away from the sprawl and light pollution, and climbing a few thousand feet above the moisture of the ocean. Gone was the dark blue sky. It its place was a black sky filled pin holes of light. While we only saw a handful of meteors, it is always nice to be reminded just how amazing the night sky can be.