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Sunday, February 23, 2014

A day trip to Oak Glen California, up in the mountains.

Where are we today ?
Cherry Valley Lakes Resort, Beaumont California
      As the usual we are up early, watched Canada  win the gold metal in hockey  as we expected, and it was an amazing game!! 
       Then shortly after  8 am  whipped over to the clubhouse for  a fresh baked cinnamon roll  and orange juice only a buck, good deal!
we shared this bun for breaky
         Then we went for a nice short country drive to Oak Glen California and wandered about Oak Tree Village.  Maybe too early when we got there at 10 am. It was pretty quite. But it was a  scenic drive up to an elevation of 5,200 feet. We did a nice walkabout and enjoyed this tourist area, glad there was no  crowds this early in the morning .
Oak Tree village
the road up the mountain
wonderful drive

mile high apple pie
         We were kinda disappointed with the village but still have nice scenic drive into the ,mountains here. Guess we were off season.
         Soon back home we had tooo much fun. A bite for lunch and enjoy our books in the shade.
too hot in the sun
        Picked up a nice  pork shoulder picnic roast  for .99 cents lb so gonna slow cook and smoke it on our Weber Q. Trivet, apple wood chips, low and slow, 4 hours and it was done to perfection! 
      The sweet potatoes done on our Q too. Sweet Potatoes and Apples on the grill click HERE or check my recipe blog, Last couple minutes grilled the fresh asparagus and we had a feast!
           Added some sweet potatoes, with apple and cinnamon,
fresh asparagus too
sure hit the spot and lotsa leftovers too
      Did we do much today? As much as we wanted, and enjoyed every minute of it.
      Hope you did the same thing too.
      Glad you could stop by for a visit. 

Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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26 comments:

  1. That mile high pie sure looks tempting.

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    1. That is one very high pie, too much for us.

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  2. But not as yummy as your dinner! I love the scenic rides...
    Glad you did exactly what you wanted to do....life is grand, eh?

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    1. Scenic rides are fun al ways enjoy exploring new places.

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  3. A little too quiet I guess - not a big fan of those road signs - you know - curves….. awesome looking meal - I continue to be jealous by your weber savvy George.

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    1. Thanks Teresa, the road was a nice drive in the car, not so much in the motorhome.
      The Weber is an amazing grill, it does the cooking for you.

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  4. I love those curves while driving the Miata, but do not like them when in the motorhome! Your dinner looks wonderful, especially the potato and asparagus.

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    1. The this road is not for a motorhome, but fun in a small car. Dinner was very yummy.

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  5. It was a Sunday, too. I'm not sure, but the village probably doesn't open until about 11:00? Yes, this is their off season. They are crowded in the fall. Beautiful country, though...glad you got to visit it. We take the grandson up there often.
    ~~Cheryl Ann~~

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    1. Signs say they open at 10:00 but like you said it is their off season, pretty quiet, but we did enjoy the outing.

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  6. I'm with Nan. Don't much liking mountain curves in the motorhome.

    Every time you show a picture of your asparagus, I get the hungries for some and you've done it again!!

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    1. Mountains and motorhomes are nice separately but not together.
      Gotta love asparagus, especially when we can get it almost year round here.

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  7. Your parting comment is the best... doing what you want to do at the pace you want to do it... life is so good!

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    1. This is the lifestyle that some people only dream about, we are living our dream.

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  8. Glad that you had a great day. We love the mountains, there is always some spectacular scenery and usually some great hikes.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Yes there was a few hiking trails around too. Ee just enjoyed hiking about the village in the peace and quiet.

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  9. Another good day in the 'Awesome Travels" log book.

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    1. Yes it sure was another good day for us.

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  10. Too bad it wasn't a little more exciting in the village. However, being able to wander around without the crowds would make me happy. A nice little jaunt with the rest of your day just like you want it.

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    1. It was nice to wander about with no crowds, we enjoyed the fresh air and peaceful day.

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  11. Looks like both of us had the same ideas for our Weber Q's yesterday! I've been to Oak Glen before so I'm wondering how in the world I ever missed that 'mile-high apple pie'!!

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    1. It sure was an impressive looking pie, am sure you would have picked one up.

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  12. Always nice to take a scenic drive and see a different corner of the country.

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  13. Love the little day trips without the motorhome. Sometimes we're lucky and score a favorite something and other times we just get a nice drive.

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    1. The day trips are are great we love them!

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