We began on the dirt fire roads through the Pamo Valley and then hit the pavement through some twisties to the Sutherland Dam and Santa Isabel, and the famous Julian Pie Company, where I had a slice of the best pie I’ve ever eaten. It was a 4-hour loop through the lush countryside and quaint surrounding towns, and as many of you know, a barren landscape is hard to come by in SoCal, so it was a real treat. As we were heading pack to Ramona, Andrea pulled off the road and pointed to a ranch on the hill. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing: a camel farm! Why would someone raise camels in San Diego County? I could only guess to satisfy the needs of some eccentric millionaires’ diets of raw camel milk and cous cous. It was a perfect Twilight Zone moment. Amused, we all headed back and said our goodbyes.