Thursday, June 25, 2009


When Jack retired, he was given a gift for us to fly in a glider plane over East San Diego Co and an overnight at Warner Hot Springs Resort. Here we are squished behind the pilot ready for take off.

It was exhilarating, soaring over Mt Palomar (one of the largest telescopes in the US). As a native Southern Californian, I had never visited this area. It's sparsely populated with ranches, retirees, and camps. Beautiful yet desert like.

Warner Ranch dates back to the 1800's as a stage coach stop and headquarters for Kit Carson and Fremont. Later it became a resort frequented by early movie stars such as Bing Crosby. The pools are feed by the hot springs where we enjoyed a leisurely soak.

The next day we visited the historic mining town of Julian. We enjoyed breakfast, walking the shops and a milk shake at this original soda fountain/drug store.

On the way home, we stopped at
Quilt's Coop, Old Town Temecula. Here's what I bought on sale (Didn't NEED but couldn't pass up). 1 yard cuts were $5 and fat-quarters $1.50.

FINAL STAGE of Country Garden from Kaffe Fassett. I'm hoping I'm making the correct choice for the sashing to make the borders wider. The contrast is good but is it too light?


Tea Time Consultants said...

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Crispy said...

How fun Janet. My grandfather was a PanAm pilot and in the early days, was a bush pilot in Alaska. He would take us for glider rides every summer when we came to visit. I always remember when you first release from the tow plane, how exhilerating!!

Great fabris btw :o)


Funoldhag said...

Fun pictures of your husband's great retirement gift that you got to share with him! What beautiful country to soar over and to have a little vacation to enjoy. And your quilt - it is just beautiful and I think you have hit the nail on the head with your border. Absolutely scrumptious! Carol

imquilternity said...

I love your's just beautiful! Wouldn't change a thing! Your soaring trip looks like a lot of fun and it sounds like it would be peaceful too! I love both Julian and Temecula. They are great places to visit.

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fun little vacation for you, and a quilt store to boot! Can't beat that!

Janet said...

I'm not sure how I'd feel in a glider, gulp. The border looks great and I think the light is perfect, a good contrast.


wow! I'm not sure you'd get me in that glider! I did the hot air balloon thing once with a crash landing. I think i'm done with "SMALL" aircrafts!
;-) Looks like you guys had a lovely time! Great fabrics!!! And I love how you bordered the country garden quilt. Very fun!

W. Latane Barton said...

The gliding over such beautiful country had to be such fun. Thanks for sharing such an interesting trip and all the goodies you got at the quilt shop.

linda said...

Looks like you had lots of fun, but was is scary? I'm afraid I would have had my eyes closed the whole time, and missed it!