It was gloomy and gray here at our house and with inclement weather headed our way we decided to take a short day trip to the mountains for some BBQ, pie and a hike. Once we started heading Northeast it was sunny, perfect day for being outdoors. We have driven past Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve many times on our way to Julian and Dudley's to buy bread. Today the plan was to fill our bellies, stop and buy loaves of bread and then hike 5 miles through meandering hills with an occasion creek. We enjoyed lunch while being serenaded by a troop of traveling fiddlers. It was really magical. There were fiddles, violas and violins of all sizes and two ladies flat shoe dancing. Could not have planned that better. We skipped the pie…darn it…. but stopped by Dudley's and picked up date nut raisin bread. Then headed to the trail head.
Boy I could really use a piece of pie right now
With our hike cut short, I now had time to stop at a cute little fabric shop in Ramona...it was a perfect day!