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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our trip to Ramona, CA (road trip!)~~Scenic Sunday for April 19, 2009

Since this is my California blog, I thought I should post some pics about our trip to Ramona, CA on Thursday. Ramona, as you may or may not know, was hard hit by the fires last summer. A few people weren't able to get their horses out in time because the flames moved so quickly, so I wasn't sure what hubby and I were going to see this week on our trip. We didn't see any of the fire-burned areas on this trip. We specifically wanted to visit the Ramona Cafe, which was featured on "Diners, Dives, and Drive-Ins" on the Food Network. Their Cordon blue chicken sandwich looked absolutely divine and I liked how they made everything fresh daily. So, EARLY Thursday morning, off we headed to Ramona. The hills along the way are very green right now, thanks to all the rainy and cool weather we've had this spring. There were still wildflowers out...purples and yellows dotted the hills. Cows were contentedly grazing, hawks were flying...it was a joy to get out for a road trip! We arrived in Ramona and found the Ramona Cafe (right on Main Street) and went in for lunch. I ordered a turkey melt and hubby ordered a chicken sandwich. Oh, my! What a delicious sight and aroma greeted us when we got our orders! We settled back to enjoy our lunch and I spotted a farm feed store right across the street! (What luck, since I needed a bunch of supplies for the horses!) So, off we went across the street and then to the hardware store to find a saw for hubby to hack away at the branches of our fallen Chinaberry tree (a very large branch cracked and crashed to the ground with a THUD during our wind storm this week!). We had a couple of other errands to do and ...my goodness! We ended BACK at the Ramona Cafe later in the afternoon for desserts (apple crunch and a chocolate cake) and coffee before heading home. It was a long day, but a beautiful and productive one! Here are some pics from our Ramona trip.


Linnea W said...

What an interesting little town. The cafe food does sound delicious. I love to explore those old towns in California. You got a nice shot of the poppies, too. Hope that tree didn't do any damage...we certainly did have high winds on that day, didn't we...

nature ramblings said...

I really enjoyed your day in Ramona. What a cute little town and the cafe sounds devine. Great picture of the town. Glad you could get all your errands done. Thanks for sharing a wonderful day!