If you look up Main Street in Julian and use your imagination
you can see the makings of a western ghost town here.
|Main Street, Julian, CA|
This town began in the 1870s with the one and only San Diego Gold Rush
but it didn't die with it.
Those pioneers stayed and began farming...apples.
Apples saved Julian.
|Me With Some Julian Hot Cider|
Well, apples and location.
Located in the mountains
Julian offers hiking and off-roading trails.
Surrounded by reservations it also
offers a nearby casino.
But it seems all those people make their way into Julian for apple pie.
Julian is famous for its apple pie so of course we had to buy one.
I was quite the skeptic -
thinking this is just a tourist ploy -
but the apple pie was the best I have had.
|Shop Signs, Julian, CA|
In historic Julian,
quaint and interesting shops fill the old buildings.
There are plenty of options for dining as well.
|An Old Soda Fountain on Main Street|
As much as I would have liked to visit a real ghost town,
Julian was quaint and tasty enough to keep us happy.
|Heading Back to San Diego and Warmth|
We visited from San Diego
and failed to keep in mind the difference altitude would make in the weather.
We were cold so we put on everything we had with us!
|Keeping Warm With Hot Cider|
And the last photo I have to add because dirty Jeeps were everywhere in Julian.
We passed them the whole way on the route into town.
Jeeps and RVs.
I loved this one with the little dog on the driver's lap.
|Man and His Little Dog|
Julian is an hour east of San Diego and makes a good day trip.
For more images of Julian,
visit my online gallery.