Monday, we said good-by to Borrego Springs with it’s high temperatures and mighty winds. We said hello to Blair Valley with cooler temperatures and less wind. We are looking forward to visiting Ghost Mountain (Marshal South home/Yaquitepec), Morteros Trail, Pictographs/Smuggler Canyon and Oriflamme Canyon.
All explorations must wait until daughter, Jojo returns next weekend. Jojo has lived in southern California for almost
twenty years, but has not had the opportunity (excuse) to visit all the sites we are exploring. She has visited many, but not all.
Meanwhile, we rest, rest some more. John climbs the foothills around us. We take short day-trips to Julian for groceries.
The winding road to Julian is decorated with the blooming of Lilacs and yellow Brittlebush and another bush with red blossoms that I have yet to identify.
Our trips to Julian are abbreviated. Neither of us enjoy countless shops selling things manufactured in China, etc. One stop we did make for a was at the Miner’s Diner established in 1928. Some of the décor dated back to the Gold Rush in Julian in 1867. We were there for a milk shake for John and a chocolate soda for me.
The milk shake was delish and plentiful. The soda was a disappointment. It was not like the ones I remember.
Gold was not the only thing discovered in Julian. It was discovered that the climate, soil and elevation teamed together to provide an ideal place to grow apples. Apples and apple pies seemed to be the theme theme of the town. We have yet to purchase a pie. We want wait to share one with Jojo and Cathie when they come next weekend. Otherwise, we would be putting on more extra pounds.
We returned to the Blair Valley Campground. Instead of driving straight to the motorhome, I find another dirt/sand road to explore. This is what we found.
Look at the size of this critters head!
All photos were taken by standing on the drivers seat of our car.
Thank Goodness for convertibles!
Today, we are off to explore Palomar Mountain State Park.
Until next time......God Bless