9 February '08
After breakfast, we took the winding road out in front of the campground to Julian. Julian is one way and the road to Ramona is the other so we decided to follow the "locals" and visit Julian. There was a very short "gold rush" around Julian and at that time the population was about 600, today it's about half of that. The draw is the distance from the larger towns, driving through some beautiful landscaping, it's up in the mountains (just over 4000 feet), and they are supposed to make the best apple pies in California. Well we joined the mass of motorcycles, antique cars and trucks, and those that just wanted to get out of the house on a great sunny day and head up to Julian for some apple pie. We got there just before noon and walked the town. Now walking through Julian and taking in some of the local stores doesn't take too long. Very soon we found ourselves looking for lunch, and with lunch some of that famous "APPLE PIE". Once the time came to order I saw the "Apple/Cherry Crunch" and knew right then and there that I had just found "my pie". All I've got to say about that is, you've just got to take the ride to Julian, the pie's "that" good.