The Sunrise Highway was very pretty even at midday.
With a steady climb, we were soon in among the pine trees where we saw lots of evidence of past fires.
With the wind, the views of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park were pretty dusty.
As we were about to turn back south on 79, we realized we were only 6 miles from Julian. In the past, our visits to the cute little tourist town were during Thanksgiving week when the place is mobbed. We thought this would be the time to see it without the crowds.
Julian is at over 4000 feet, so I was a bit surprised to see all the flowers in April.
I had the best quiche of my life at this cute cafe. This mural really looked 3-D in person. I wanted to walk right into it.
When in Julian, you must have apple pie. I think it's a law. We shared a slice of apple-boysenberry. It was scrumptious.