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  • Moonrise over the Guajito

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on April 26th, 2012 (All posts by )

    (Taken a year and some months ago, when in California – from the east veranda of my parent’s house)


    7 Responses to “Moonrise over the Guajito”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    2. Susan Lee Says:

      How nice to have a veranda with such a beautiful view. I can feel myself relaxing & my blood pressure dropping as I imagine myself sitting with your folks looking at that moon!


      Susan lee

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      All you need is some nice classical music and a nice glass of wine….

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      It’s a lovely place – my parents built the house the first time themselves: when it burned to the ground, they came right back to the site and lived in an RV until the rebuild was finished. My mother and I sat out – with the wine, and the classical music most every night that I was there. Dad kept a pair of powerful binoculars out there – sometimes you could see eagles and hawks flying down below. And cattle down in the valley – it’s part of a ranch, and will never be developed. Mom loves the place to distraction, and will stay there no matter what.

    5. Bill Brandt Says:

      I’m a native Californian – been all over (although never to the Salton Sea for some reason) – thought I knew the state (at least before it dissolves into financial insolvency) – was trying to see where “Guajito” was ;-)

      My guess – around Hemet or Escondido?

    6. Sgt. Mom Says:

      It’s up behind Valley Center, away up in the hills beyond Escondido, and it’s also spelled ‘Guejito. There’s a road that leads into it, off from the Lake Wohlford Road, but I think it must peter out into an unpaved road after a bit. I’d always meant to hike down into it from my parent’s place – but the hard slog would be coming back uphill from it on foot. There are some nice horse trails though – and some of my parents’ neighbors told me it was a nice ride!

    7. Bill Brandt Says:

      It sure is pretty country.

      Tell your parents to keep it a secret and don’t tell outsiders exactly where it is ;-)

      Those who have never really been to California think it is all one big urban sprawl.