10/31/15 (Saturday) in Acton, CA (Soledad Canyon-TT)
Our friends Shirley and Larry took us to a great Mexican Restaurant (Maria Bonita) in their town of Agua Dulce next to the Sweetwater Farms grocery store in their downtown. We had fun visiting with them before and after our yummy meal there yesterday. They also told us about a good place to visit, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, so we went there today with another friend, Paulette. The cool thing here is that we’d met Shirley/Larry and Paulette just as we and they were all beginning our adventures traveling the country in our retirement. This place is the first time we all were able to get together.
They have a neat visitor center where we learned lots about the history and geology of the area. We’d hoped for a demonstration of some of their wild animals (being rehabilitated), but they only do that with groups of school children.
Remember Zorro? The Mexican who inspired that “Robin Hood” hid out in the rocks here, Turburcio Vasquez.
They also have films movies here including “Star Trek IV”, “Flintstones”, “Planet of the Apes,” and “Windtalker”.
Images from the Geology Trail:
The Tatavium peoples lived here. We saw a site where they lived and left pictographs.
We considered having our picnic lunch there, but the benches were in full sunshine on a pretty hot day, so we drove home, to enjoy our picnic in the shadow of Miss Journey, at our own picnic table.
Hope all had a fun Halloween. We just played it quiet and watched “Saving Mr. Banks”, an excellent movie.