Yesterday, we had a short day of mattress moving, so we had some free time. All of the other guys went and did their thing, so I was left to think of something to do for the afternoon. I grabbed my camera and started driving. As I was on the 5 freeway, I was trying to think of what I wanted to do. I wanted to do something full of adventure and something blogable. Then suddenly, the adventure came to mind, and I got very excited. I called around to get directions to this destination, and finally I got ahold of Mr. Kyle Rutenbar. He looked up this place and gave me the appropriate directions. So, I took off on the adventure. I made my way out of San Diego city going East on the 8.
After about 1 hr. and 15 min., I arrived to my destination. Here are some pics of this special place:
Well, if you haven't guessed it yet, I went to the quaint little mountain town, Julian. Its main industry is apples, which they use to make cider, muffins, and many other things. Its main delicious treat, however, is apple pie. Of course I had to get me sum-a-dat, but how could I know which place had the best? So, I decided to try two different places.
The first place was Mom's:
Here is what I had to choose from. I decided on the Apple Crumb.
It was quite tasty. I didn't think it could get any better...
...but then I stepped into a wonderful world of taste and titillation. Their name: Julian Pie Company. Their game: Pies.
Here are their pies:
As I was enjoying my pie slice, I was walking around this establishment and I began to notice a trend. All over the walls of this heavenly bakery, were magazine covers which feature articles all about Julian Pie Company. I didn't realize I was standing on holy ground. Here are a few of the magazines:
After quickly consuming the pie slice, my stomach, mind, and heart all came together in unison to say, "Hot dang that was good!!" So, I gave this pie...
Because of the unbelievable taste and quality of that slice, I had decided that it would not be smart if I came off the mountain without a pie, so I bought one. It was the smartest thing I have done in a long time.
I got in my car, and made the journey back, and it was seriously one of the nicest drives I have taken. I had my windows down, the music blasting, and a huge smile on my face. The moment when it all hit me was when a song from Martina McBride came on called Blessed. I have TOTALLY been blessed and I am so thankful.