Shadow Mountain Ranch
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It was a very long and winding road that brought us into Southern California, running alongside the Mexico border fence for quite a distance, until, after 3 hours of driving from Yuma, we arrived at our Thousand Trails Pio Pico Preserve, near Jamul, California. We've been here a couple of times before, but the last time was so long ago that my Mom was staying with us. This park is ...
... rock. he turns out the lights leaving only a small stubby candle to illuminate our world - "imagine working like this for 12 hours a day" he says. "but imagine the dust, the heat, the smell of black powder and of sweat. that is what this mine was like for all of its 90 year working life."
we reluctantly left Julian, and headed for the huge metropolis that is San Diego. but not before we checked out the realty office….
... but it is also part of the fun.
To our family and friends who have been following our travels this year, I thank you for your interest and hope that we did not bore you too much with our stories and pictures. Until next year….
God Bless and Happy Trails.
P.S Below are some videos that I shot during the trip. I had to wait till I got home to upload them. Enjoy!
... and have made a pact to myself not to take even a day for granted!
I'll do my utmost to write regularly with as much flair and style I can muster.
But for now I'll get back to the task at hand, and try not to stress myself into a stupor.
"May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace."
... for malaria pills and anti-diarrhea medication that I can pick up at the pharmacy tomorrow. I made copies of my passport and credit cards. I have my phone plan placed on pause mode, so I won't be paying for my phone plan again until I reactivate it. I did some personal banking this past weekend. One of the main last things I really need to do is call the number on the back of my credit card and tell the fraud department where ...