Now that the holiday season is over and our trailer is back from the shop, we hit the road! Our destination; William Heiss County Park! It really isn’t too far from where we live and nestled in the nearby mountains shrouded with pines, fir trees and lots and lots of oak, we were anxious to do some camping.
The cost; pretty low! The hook ups – power and water – great! The location – very nice! We headed out Tuesday morning on a two lane, windy country road headed for the nearby community of Julian, known as apple country, great pies and cloudy, fruity cider!
Our camp spot was perfect since we had lots of foliage, trees and privacy. We quickly set up, ate some nachos while gulping back some homemade blueberry brew from our neighbor a few doors up the street and then we were ready for a jaunt around the park.
We saw deer (none of the pics came out clear and my cell decided to do update, after update, after update)… not a happy camper! But even though I didn’t get pictures the first day, I tried making up for it the next. At any rate, we saw a lot of deer and much to our surprise Marley didn’t try to give chase. He merely looked… go figure!
The next morning we had a hearty breakfast, cleaned up and headed for the nearby trail for a good hike. We walked along a nearby creek and the gurgling water which was pleasant to hear. However, much to our surprise, we didn’t see a deer, squirrel or even a rabbit!
Back at camp we ate a quick lunch and rested up before jumping in the car to see Julian. When we lived in San Diego we often drove to Julian for a day trip and always enjoyed ourselves. The town has not changed a bit. Good and not-so-good. I was hoping by now they had opened some specialty stores like an olive oil shop, spice store, and maybe a couple of vintage wine tasting rooms. They hadn’t. We did stop at one café with an outdoor patio to indulge in apple pie. Mine complete with warm cheddar, hubby with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I did dive into one shop and was so happy to find the peach Habanero jelly so I got a jar along with some hand cream. My shopping complete, we were ready to head back to camp.
While it was cold – I mean, even in So CAL, it can get cold in the local mountains in January, but thankfully with hook ups, we were able to run the heater. The only bad thing about our trip was hubby was bit by a tick. He managed to pull it out, head and all. A trip to emergency after we were home and settled and now he is on antibiotics and the news that Lyme disease really isn’t prevalent here! Will it stop us from going there again, nah! But we are trying to figure out where to go next!