4.10.2007

Adventure day...
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.
I saw beautiful mountains like this:













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.




9 comments:

Allie said...

You're so smart to go to a town that is all about PIES!

Pies are the nectar of Heaven, little peaces of God's Love all wrapped up in pastry dough. Some of the Lord's most amazing creations.

Fantastic adventure.

Annie Summers said...

So fun that you had an adventure day!! I'm glad that you had a good time, and I'm REALLY glad that you bought a pie. Pies are exactly what Allison said, some of the Lords most amazing creations!

Brent said...

Good example of multitasking:
Eating your slice of pie while walking around the Julian Pie Company.

Bad example of multitasking:
Taking pictures while driving a car.

Randy said...

Dude that is awesome! I love Julian. We have a time share in Ramona and we used to drive up to Julian everytime we were down there. I love the applebutter... and the pies! We need to hang soon. I love you.

matt said...

Went there with my wifey last fall. Had mom's pie, good stuff, burger at the place on the corner, also good stuff, and found a 105 year old book at the used bookstore, neat and old stuff!
Not much parking, but still worth it, we thought.

Alli Hibb said...

I wish I had been there for pie...I love pie...

Julie Hibbard said...

You are a man after my own heart. Adventures and pie. Nothing better.

Rosie said...

You need to have a pie night like us...all you eat is different kinds of pie...mmmmmmm pie!!! But the best kind of all is the good ole Aussie meat pie smothered in ketchup (or what we call tomato sauce)

Topher said...

Josh, your love for pies is new to me.

How fascinating...