Autumn in Julian, CA

Autumn in Julian, CA

When folks think of Southern California, images of beaches and palm trees may come to mind, but there’s more to this area than that.  In the mountains east of San Diego lies the tiny town of Julian, known

Los Angeles County Fair 2018

Los Angeles County Fair 2018

I didn’t attend the fair last year because I spent most of September busy with my Scotland trip. This year I corrected that omission. There’s something about a county fair that shouts AUTUMN!  I can’t resist that call.  Usually, the local fair isn’t

Tule Elk Reserve – Buttonwillow, CA

Tule Elk Reserve – Buttonwillow, CA

Roughly 150 years ago, about half a million Tule Elk roamed California’s Central Valley.  As with so many animals in America, the elks were game and men hunted the herds to near extinction.   I recently visited the Tule Elk Reserve in Buttonwillow, near Bakersfield because