I thought I would share a few of the pictures we took Saturday while we were in Oak Glen, California. Although it has only a little to do with eating right, it was such a joy I thought I would share several of the pictures. This area is about a half an hour from our home. We've been here several times, but never when it snowed. Here in Southern California we really don't get much snow. This day was an awesome surprise. Our weather was in the 70's two days prior to this snow. Needless to say, this snow won't last very long, but it is so much fun for the short time it is here!
We had friends visiting from Orange County and this was only their second time to Oak Glen, so it was a perfect day to visit and play in the snow, without the hassles of travel, tire chains or crowds :) Oh, and the fruit and veggies at Mom's Orchards were amazing too!!!
Oak Glen is a quaint little town in the mountains just above Yucaipa California. It is made up of mostly apple orchards where you can "Pick Your Own" during season, and also make your own cider at a few of the orchards. It's kind of like visiting wine county, only it's apple cider country :) There are a few cute gift shops (most open year round), a couple of small restaurants (most with good food & most of the food in the area is made from scratch). There is also a small petting zoo, which is actually pretty big. For a $3 fee you can both feed the different animals and stroll down a long meandering paths. They have just about every kind of farm animal... from peacocks, turkeys, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, to several others I can't think of right now. Many are caged, but their is an area where you can go in with the animals (if you like that sort of thing).
We got hot apple cider from Los Rios Rancho Apple Farm and it was perfect as we played out in the cold.
Until next time...