Katie and I had a great road trip to Julian on Saturday. It's amazing the things we saw on the way! We traveled up Highway 78, and there were tons on things to see right on the highway. We stopped at a few:
Would you believe a camel dairy?
A zebra? He was corralled with some donkeys, one of whom let out the loudest, longest braaaaaaaaaaaay when I went up to them. I was afraid the zebra police were going to come and get me.
There was Panning for gold:
Next door on the highway was this old school - it was in excellent condition, and looked like a neat place to go to school. Very old fashioned.
There was so much to stop and see just on the way to Julian. I kept passing things and then turning around to see something we missed. Traffic was pretty light, but I wanted to go slower than most drivers, so I kept pulling over to let cars pass. Felt like I was driving an RV.
When we finally got to Julian after about an hour's drive, it was sooo crowded. I didn't know what was going on, but we didn't stop. The main streets were completely filled with parked cars and the side streets were all filled, too. People everywhere. Millions of motorcycles.
I checked the Julian Chamber of Commerce website for November today, and this is what was going on yesterday in this small town:
NO WONDER IT WAS CROWDED! How can they have all that on the same day? It was a beautiful day, though, and perfect for all the people attending everything in town.
I had planned to stop and have lunch in Julian, but there were literally lines down the sidewalks for each restaurant, and I had grapes, apple slices and trail mix, coffee and water (plus baby carrots for Katie) in the car, so that was our lunch as we drove along enjoying the view.