Walkin’ down a country road…

Kat and I headed out to San Bernardino County two weeks ago, inspired by a friend’s post on Facebook. Within an hour’s drive, we arrived in paradise! Yes, the mountain village of Oak Glen, an apple growing center of Southern California, up the mountainside above Yucaipa. I can’t believe I’ve lived so many years in Southern California without knowing about it. We’re making up for lost time, though, as I already drove back again the following day, and Kat this past Saturday, showing it off to her boyfriend. I think we’re all determined to catch as much autumn color as possible before it falls to winter!

Oak Glen offers so much to see and do, which of course means gobs of photos, so we’re splitting up into separate articles. Here’s a little introductory tour to whet your appetite, although I realize that’s already been done with our “Eat Here! (Apple Annie’s)” article, but this is for your outdoorsy appetite!

I think a little hayride around Rileys at Los Rios Rancho will get you in the mood…

Oak Glen article 1 (10)We’ll stop in the store at Snow-Line for some fresh mini donuts – oh so incredibly delicious! You want a half dozen? Nahhh, let’s go for a full dozen! Grab some homemade cherry apple cider and we’ll be all set.

Oak Glen article 1 (9)Oh, you need a little rest after your snack? How about plopping down beneath these trees for awhile while we gather up some energy for a walk into the Wildlands Conservancy.

Oak Glen article 1 (8)

Oak Glen article 1 (6)Here we go hand-in-hand with nature, as pretty as it gets! Stay attentive, though, there’s a bobcat warning sign down along the trail. Nice kitty, nice kitty….

Oak Glen article 1 (3)

We’re back in time for some real country fiddlin’ and corn on the cob grilled to perfection!

Oak Glen article 1

Oak Glen article 1 (7)Let’s grab a sack of apples from the general store and read about some upcoming events we surely don’t want to miss! Time to make your plans and head up the mountain. For those worried about driving windy, mountain roads – no need to fear. The road’s excellent and pretty much a straight shot up from Yucaipa, no looming cliffs or hairpin turns. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee and Kat)Oak Glen article 1 (2)

Oak Glen article 1 (5)Oak Glen article 1 (4)

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categories: Out 'n About, Photography


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

7 Comments on “Walkin’ down a country road…”

  1. Dec 07, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I love the first photo too. The guy is just smiling all over his face! I admire a guy who enjoys his job! Chuckle. Beautiful photographs.

  2. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    You have really made a beautiful portrait of Oak Glen. Awesome photographs, and my favourite is the first one.

    • Nov 27, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks so much! It’s my new favorite place… I’m going back again this weekend! ~SueBee

  3. Nov 21, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    I can see why you made return trips! Cherry apple cider sounds interesting. Did you like it? I love the Currier & Ives sign!


    • Nov 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      The cherry apple cider was our favorite of samples so we bought that one. Oak Glen is quaint and beautiful!


  1. Critters in Oak Glen | SueBee and Kat - May 27, 2014

    […] a drive to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa today. Having been there for the first time last fall when the trees were red and orange, I was curious what springtime would be like. Well, it was […]

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SueBee and Kat

From California to Kansas... and sometimes beyond


The life of an elderly Londoner and her travels.

Tangly Cottage Gardening

a photo journal from the corner of Columbia and Pacific (Southwest Washington coast)

"The Junque Journalist"

"I Dont Think OUTSIDE THE BOX, I Think What I Can Do With THE BOX"

Let's Art Journal

Expressing life through endless creativity in words and pictures


Graphic Design with a Vintage Flair

Oh, the Places We See . . .

Never too old to travel!


photography, poetry, paintings

that little voice

fun, interesting and provocative musings by a 70+ youngster

Grammy Writes

and takes pictures, and travels, and...

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Travels with Choppy

A dog and cat in clothing. Puns. Travel. Bacon. Not necessarily in that order.


what do I do today? Quilting? Gelli printing? Photography? Stewie says "Walk me!"

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography


where the arts meet and are forever changing

Imagery of Light

Photography by Sheila Creighton

Photography Art Plus

Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

Mike Powell

My journey through photography

a north east ohio garden

an ongoing experiment in the dirt, 35 plus years


4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: