Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
We spent ours running, eating the biggest ice cream cone I have ever seen in my life, and visiting Julian, CA for a day of fall fun. Since I didn’t document the run or the ice cream (so sad I can’t show you the insanity that happened), I’m going to share the fun we had yesterday up in the mountains.
Our adventures began mid-morning, as we started our hour-long drive to Julian, a quaint mountain town. We visited the town a few years ago and figured it was time to go back! The drive was quite windy and mountainous—aka beautiful.
Once we arrived, most of the shops hadn’t opened yet, so we grabbed some hot cider (since they’re kind of known for their apples) and went walking towards a cemetery we remembered from our last trip.
Some people may think I’m strange, but I really enjoy cemeteries. There’s a “pioneer cemetery” nearby, which is on top of a hill and has a lot of old tombstones. It’s pretty interesting. Plus, we randomly saw two white horses from the property next door, which was a pleasant surprise.
It was a gorgeous sunny yet brisk day. Since fall isn’t showing its beautiful colors much down here in San Diego, I was pretty excited to go to a town that actually sees all four seasons.
Below is a picture of the small town with shops lining the main street for no more than a mile.
One of the shops had a plethora of candy and apply products. We stumbled upon these disgusting morsels…
Have you ever seen anything so repulsive!? They had dried crickets and larva, as well as a worm in a sucker and a scorpion in a sucker. I just…I don’t understand. Makes me queasy.
On a tastier note…we stopped by Mom’s Bakery for a fresh slice of heavenly apple pie to share, and it did not disappoint! I’m quite partial to my grandmother’s pie though. Not going to lie.
To end our adventures, we did a wine tasting at the winery in town—Blue Door—and talked with some other people visiting.
Overall, it was a great day hanging out with the boy, enjoying the beauty surrounding us. Small towns are so full of character and can be so fun sometimes. Always fun to explore new ones!