Tweakers, Switchbacks & Fallbrook Avos

Well, it’s already half way into April and we have been here for a little I’ve 6 1/2 months. It seems longer. We are having some troubles adjusting to the area. We find ourselves spending most of our time off in Palm Springs, where you can find almost anything. I think we have been focusing too much on getting the cabin completed and not enough time socializing. There’s a great group of people out in the desert and then there are the tweakers, low income-government supported families, left over hippies, military stragglers from 29 Palms, and the list goes on… At times, it can be difficult to look beyond the trashiness whether it be the people, or their untamed homes. And then there are the moments when I’m driving around and I’m blown away by the creativity I see in the desert. It’s the uniqueness of the desert itself or the people who live in it that make this crazy quirky place hard to resist. Another love hate relationship!

Since our homestead is almost finished, it’s about time to get out and enjoy what California has to offer. Today we went to the the avocado festival in Fallbrook, Ca. On the way there we went through Palm Springs and took the Pines to Palms highway.  We were riding on nothing but switchbacks for about 30-40 minutes. It was SO worth it. Talk about views!

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Once we got to the Avo festival, we made sure we took advantage of the food. A large fresh squeezed blood orange juice for $4, a bag of 25 hass avocado for $5, guacamole and chips, our kind of festival!

About 30 minutes from Fallbrook is Oceanside. It isn’t my first choice for a day at the beach beach. 98% of the original cute lil beach cottages have been torn down to make way for new cookie cutter condos, townhouses, and restaurants. It looks like the suburbs on the beach. One thing the developers couldn’t change was the beauty of the ocean. All in all, not bad for a day trip in S Cal.

 

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