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May 14, 2012 - Day 1

Left Yuma around 7:30am. 105 degrees Toni came by to say goodbye. Stopped for gas then on the road. Followed i-8 to El Centro then on hwy 86. Wrong choice, should have taken hwy 111. Missed the turn off and had to turn around to get in hwy 78. Beautiful road but very windy. Hairpin turns and hills. Made it to Julian around 12:30. Staying at Pinezanit rv park. Very nice part but no sewer. Watched woodpeckers and wild turkeys running around, temp is a nice 80's. Relaxed and enjoyed rhe cooler weather.

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2012 trip home

Feb 22, 2012 - Going Amish

We are having a tough time updating the travel blog. Our desert oasis of an RV park has exceeded their usage limits with their internet provider. David is convinced it is my fault for all of the Facebooking, Hulu'ing, etc. that I have been up to. How else am I going to keep up with "The Biggest Loser"? With no tv reception except Univision, I even had to stream the Manchester United game via SkyTV! I didn't hear him complaining about that! I admit that I am likely the one responsible for the situation that we are in now. But I think the...

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Feb 6, 2012 - Mountain Biking in the Desert

Although the map location says we are in Julian, we are really in Shelter Valley (pop. 200 but we've only seen 8 people). It's about 12 miles east of Julian. No one from Julian ever comes here and few people from here ever go to Julian. The reason? Julian is up a giant mountain with 10 of those 12 miles twisty enough to make you car sick in five minutes. Forget that. We've been here three weeks and the place kind of grows on you. We have learned the names of many of the plants we pass everyday on our walks and runs out into the desert. Yes,...

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Jan 21, 2012 - Gone With The Wind

We've been here in Anza Borrego Desert State Park for a week now. We decided to stay at Stagecoach Trails RV Park for awhile. It's a great place: spacious, quiet, and full hookup at a very affordable rate. Yes, we are remote but we like that. We are only 1.5 hours from San Diego but it is a twisty route. Yesterday we found an alternate route that doesn't go up over the mountain (it goes around). It's a bit longer but much easier to drive. This morning we drove east to the town of Borrego Springs where the Visitor Center for Anza Borrego...

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Jan 13, 2012 - The Beauty of the Desert

Today was a long day. We drove from Paso Robles to Julian, CA. We had to go over Tejon pass and into Los Angeles. Not fun. It was Friday of a 3 day weekend, and yes, we were stuck in traffic a few times. I thought that when we got to Temecula we were free and clear. Little did I know this was where the difficulty started. The road (or as I saw it, trail) out of Temecula was scary. I should have known when we saw that big yellow sign that read, "Tractor-Semis over 30-feet Kingpin to Rear Axle NOT Advised." Now, I'm not exactly sure what this...

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Sep 30, 2011 - Julian, CA

We left Santa Monica on a beautiful morning. Decided to travel along the Pacific Coast. Some beaches are just beautiful. And the resort towns are really hopping. Then it was back into the mountains and up to see Nancy & Ed's. The roads to Nancy's got a little hairy at times. Very windy and curvy. We are here and will probably leave on Sun. and head towards Las Vegas. Talk to you tomorrow. Tina & Jim

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Jan 31, 2011 - Julian, CA

Jan 31-Feb 5. Julian CA. It was a 336 mile drive to get to KQ Ranch Resort for 5 nights. As you can see we had a great view from our campsite. Getting there wasn't real easy. There was a 21 mile drive on a narrow two lane mountain road with two very sharp hairpin turns. I needed 3/4's of the road with our 55 foot total bumper to bumper length for the turns. We didn't meet or see any other RV's on this road. The campground didn't need speedbumps because there were plenty of potholes. I think there were only three other campers besides the...

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Nov 14, 2010 - Julian, California

I am the apple of Turkey’s eye…..NOT. Speaking of apples, today we decided to ride across the mountains to Julian, California. Julian is the Apple capital of California. Back in the 1800’s this town was a booming gold mine town. The gold rush was short lived, however the people who migrated there stayed, and planted fruit trees, and pastured their animals. They currently have restored the town as an old “western” town, and their specialty is home-made, locally grown and freshly baked apple pie. Their claim to fame is the best apple pie in...

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Nov 25, 2009 - Julian, California

Today we decided to run over to Julian, California because we had hear that it was a quaint little town and was famous for its apple orchards. Actually, Julian is a historic gold mining town. It is a mountain retreat and is unique in that it has four seasons. Spring brings the blossoming of many flowers including daffodils, summer is perfect for hiking and star gazing, fall is famous for our apples and fall colors, and winter brings snowfalls and bright, crisp days. The town is also known for all the apple orchards. Apples and apple...

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Our 2009 Travels

Aug 23, 2009 - Coming and Going

We made it to Oxnard and what a ride. All the way from Julian it was twist here dip there and pull out to let the other cars pass. Once we got off the mountain we wanted to grab a bite to eat so we went in search of a diner. No where in this tiny town is a place open before 9am. That seems wierd to me but what do I know. We saw a Jack in the Box and decided to try to pull in there as it had easy road access. We got all ready for a breakfast Jack and secured the truck and walked over just to find that they are closed for remodeling. Peachy....

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Aug 20, 2009 - Julian, Ca. or Why I hate winding roads

The best laid plans of mice and men. We had wanted, okay, I wanted to get started and on the road by 5am. Somehow I knew that was never going to happen. How did I know this? I’d like to say I’m clairvoyant but we all know that’s not true. I guess not going to bed before 11pm was part of it, being excited was another part and worrying about every other little thing was another part. Did I pack washcloths? Were we going to have to be grimy for days? Did I remember the soap? Over and over I tried to remember the lists I’d made and where I’d...

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Jul 7, 2009 - 4th July Parade

Julian is 24 miles from where we are camping. We drove into Julian really early(7.20am) on the 4th July as we were warned it would get very busy, to take our deck chairs in, put them on the pavement to save a space then go off and have breakfast before the parade starts. We went off and had breakfast then wandered around a few shops, first off they had various speeches, a Shoot Out with the local cowboys and bank robbers, then a band played with bag pipes turned out they were all in the fire brigade, then they had a Fly Over of Veteran...

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