|Anza Borrego Desert|
In the midst of the Cuyamaca Mountains and the Cedar Fire area stands a little gold rush town, Julian. Amazingly, it survived the fire. We had heard of the Julian pies, so naturally had to stop. Practically all of the buildings were built ca 1870 during the gold rush. At some point a Johnny Appleseed bought in and planted a wagon load of apple trees. And, thus, the famous Julian apple pie was born.
|Julian, CA featuring our pie stop cafe.|
|Galleta Meadows Mastodon|
The spring flowers are blooming the in the desert. They are sometimes subtle, small, low to the ground and not immediately evidenced. Others are large and bold such as the indigo shrub and the ocotillo cactus. On our drive back we passed through the Laguna Mountains where we reached an altitude of 4500+ feet. At one point it seemed we were on a mesa where rivers, large trees a lake and green, green grass grew. All of here has been a geological delight.
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