I've seen a few of the rockets launched from Vandenberg AFB from my home in the hills east of Modesto. Last night I got up at 2:09 a.m. to watch the scheduled launch of the Taurus XL but it was delayed until tomorrow morning. As I was daydreaming this morning I got the bright idea of riding a little closer for a better view and am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for a good view of the launch. It's a 5 hour ride according to Google maps and I can't leave until about 8:30 this evening so something a little north of Vandenberg would make the night ride a little more bearable.