Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Weekend in Julian

Halloween weekend, Adam and I took a mini-vacation to a small town about 2.5 hours away called Julian. Julian is a little gold-mining town situated in the mountains above San Diego. My family used to take day trips there when I was small and I've been back once as an adult, but not for an extended period of time.

In February, I called the Shadow Mountain Ranch to see if Adam and I could get a room there in March for our one year anniversary. They said the next opening they had was Halloween! So I booked it and we've looked forward to it the whole time. It's really emphasized how quickly the year has passed though, because October seemed so far away for so long! And now it's over!

We left early Friday morning and came back mid-day Sunday and we still have things we didn't get to accomplish. Here are some highlights from our trip!

Adam is trying to figure out (using complex equations on his phone) which type of pie to order

I take care of that decision for him when I tell him Apple Mountain Berry with cinnamon ice cream is my most favorite ever

wild blueberries

the sink in our room

the wood-burning stove in our room. we made the smoke alarm go off! turns out you have to open the flue!

the hallway coming from the bedroom to the living room

the living room

the bed complete with gnome hats

we went to lake cuyamaca

we panned for gold! i sucked at it, so i took pictures of Adam doing it instead.

quartz is such a cool idea for a tombstone

the gnome home!

the duck pond at Shadow Mountain Ranch

You can see more pictures here, at flickr.
As soon as we were home, I couldn't wait to start writing reviews of everywhere we went on Yelp and Trip Advisor. We had such an amazing time and met the most wonderful people. So far, I haven't finished any of those reviews (catch-up is a b***h), but I'm working on it!

My mom and sister and I are now talking about going back the weekend before Christmas to attend the Julian community choir's rendition of Handel's Messiah. Which means.. snow!! Yay, I haven't seen snow in 15 years. :)

1 comment:

  1. that place looks really awesome and unique :) glad you had a good time, and I think I may have to write down the name for the next time I'm out West :D


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