Sunday, January 29, 2012

Big Brunch, Bread and a drive up to Julian

I am still staying at Virginia's as the cortisone into her hip has not worked at all. She is unable to put any weight onto her right leg and even turning it slightly is very painful for her. 

Welcome to new readers tlong and kcgaz.

It was such a stunning day today. We went to the Brunch at the Chateau. What a spread! This is like no other Retirement Home I have ever been to. Here are some photos of the choices and some of the wonderful staff.
Dessert table. They also had Brandied Apples on Vanilla Ice Cream. Yum!

Michael at the Salad Bar. There was some very good seafood salad.

Prime Rib or Ham

Veal stuffed cannelloni, Lamb cutlets, Popcorn Shrimp, Fried clams, veggies and all the trimmings

Breakfast Bar. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, french bread,  Hash Browns sausage

The omelette bar. Great fillings.

Looking into the dining room

Looking through the dining room toward the fountains and V's condo beyond that

Families enjoying brunch with their aged parents

After brunch we loaded V and her wheelchair into the car and drove east to Julian, stopping off at Dudley's Bakery on the way.

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park in Escondido

Dudley's Bakery in Santa Ysabel

Wheeling V in the wheelchair

Building in Julian

Nick's Knacks

Just 2 Cowgirls

Julian Hotel

Bikers everywhere

Line up outside the Julian Bakery for apple pies

Corner Store

Restaurant and gft shop

Orange groves on the way home

Young orchard

Oranges everywhere

Avocadoes on the hillside


  1. The brunch is amazing! So glad you could take V out for awhile. I am sure she appreciates it! Super pictures.

  2. I bet V really enjoyed getting out even though it hurts. So did you get any of that apple pie that everybody was in line for?

  3. Jim and Sandie, it was a lovey drive. We bought some, bread, Apple Struedel and an Almond Ring at Dudley's. We just drove through Julian, no stopping. It was packed with tourists and V did not want to get out of the car again.

  4. Love Julian...looks the same as the last time we were there 20 years ago. Hope you enjoyed the apple pie.