the violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. – tennessee williams

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and so

we went

high

into the

san diego mountains

4,000 feet up

through

 rocky landscapes

 national forest

great expanses

up and up

and

up

winding

turns

and

twists

and

landed

in the

tiny

mountain

gold rush town

of julian

known for

apple pies

gold

stargazing

and

friendly welcomes

and

wound our way

back down again.

what is straight? a line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart,

oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.

– tennessee williams

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  1. Known by the pen name Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the 20th. For us in the Czech Republic, we read and love.

    Battle of Angels.
    Meadow blue children.
    The Glass Menagerie.

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  2. This sounds like a great visit, Beth! Are you on Spring Break?
    This has such charm in the way you told this story of winding up the steep mountains and finding a place which includes such fun and wonderful aspects. Stars and apple pies, along with friendly people.
    I would not mind panning for gold, we tried this in the Appalachian Mountains on a trip but the place had planted some little remnants of Fool’s Gold and gems, too.
    Violets breaking through rock is such a fine example of resilience, Beth!

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  3. It sounds like a fun trip! Is the photo an actual photo of the area?

    I love the Tennessee Williams quote. I think my daughter and her now fiance first realized the sparks were there between them when they were in “Streetcar” together. (She was Blanche, and he was Stanley.)

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