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Monday, August 24, 2009

Our STAYcation- In Julian, CA -Part 1

I had GRAND plans for this summer vacation. D had just finished his second year in Law School and we were going into the LAST year followed by the BAR the JOB HUNTING in a (not so) FABULOUS job market.

We were going to go to the Yosemite and the Redwoods, Monterey, The Grand Canyon, Solvang, and some nifty other places too! WE WERE TOTALLY going to do it because who knows when we will get another chance.

Well.......... then life happened as it usually does and D decided to take a summer class to make sure he's on track as well as extern this summer (interning for school credits). So by the time all that was done, it left us with 2 weeks of summer vacation bliss.

So here's what we did instead:

We spent to days in the tiny historic mining town of Julian in San Diego.
To save money, we drove the 2 hours there and back each day and then spent our money on the fun stuff!

We went on a mini hike at Cuyamaca Lake

"Mined for Gems" at a Gem Sluice

Panned for "Gold"

(look out for PART soon as I find my camera!)

You can bet that I have some CRAFTivities to follow this!
Stay tuned!


Christy said...

I like the photo by the water.
My kids would LOVE to mine for gems. I am so paranoid about my camera that it would never have the opportunity to get cell phone on the other hand...

Ticia said...

I love it! Looks super duper fun!

Sarah said...

This looks similar to a place we went to this summer. Barkerville BC. Gold panning and hiking trails. Glad you had a great time!

valentine said...

i would love to go to san diego, i hear their weather is mild and awesome!!

hope you have fun on your staycation.

Atlanta said...

That looks like fun! We wanted to go gem minin before when we were in Louisianna. They have a place in Arkansas. Glad you made the best out of what summer is left! =)

stepfabulous said...

Ugh, can he get any cuter! I love the mining picture, that is PRECIOUS! Glad you got some time away and got a break from your routine!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I would love to have s staycation, but our families think otherwise. There is so much to see and do in California, we are both pretty lucky in this regard. It looks like you made the right choice and had a lot of fun in the meantime.

Hannah said...

Looks like you all had a great time .... a little creativity can go along way Submit CUTE or FUNNY photos and tell friends to vote for them. No entry fee.

Summer said...

Oooh, I love Julian and their yummy apple pie!!! Sometimes when we feel like we just want to get away, but not go far, Julian it is!

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