After we were done with all the Christmas festivities, John and I were ready to do some serious sight seeing with our son Dan and his wife Amanda. They flew in Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with us and our other son Mike. Dan was anxious to get out into the wilderness and do some hiking, so on Thursday we drove southeast to the desert. We all were thinking that, given we would be hiking in the desert and the fact that the temperatures lately have been around eighty degrees here in Vista, it would only make sense to wear shorts and tee shirts. We did not take into consideration that we first would be driving through mountains before arriving at our destination. Our first stop was in Julian, a picturesque old gold mining town famous for its apple pies. Leave it to John to discover that important piece of information about the town! We stopped there for lunch, and after course, apple pie. Every cafe and restaurant in Julian advertises that it has apple pie to offer. We did not spend much time touring the town as it was quite cold when we stepped out of the car. All we wanted was some hot drinks, apple pie and maybe some lunch. The apple pie we had was delicious with a very flaky crust. It has been said that there is not one bad apple pie in Julian.