Thursday, July 14, 2011

Look what I found...

As background, a couple of weeks ago I noticed some dirt/rock hauling tractor trailers going up and down the grade to Ramona where I live. I wondered about it but dismissed it at first. But as I saw more of these big trucks I got curious why they would be making trips from the quarry in Lakeside to my town 20 miles away. I was hopeful that it meant that construction was re-starting here in San Diego County. My son, a journeyman construction plumber, has been looking for work for almost a year since construction halted here in San Diego. I had to know.

So late this afternoon, I followed the winding road I had seen them travel. I saw a Dead End sign but I kept driving. There were a few houses, some small ranches and the road kept going. Then no more houses, no side streets, no sign of construction anywhere.

I kept driving and came around a bend 2 miles past the Dead End sign and spotted this unknown valley. Beautiful, and it went for at least 2 or 3 more miles. No telephone poles, no houses, fences, just rolling hills with trees. It was like a paradise. As I continued on, I noticed barb wire fencing started on one side of the road. There was a sign telling me that this paradise lost was Pamo Valley Ranch owned by the city of San Diego. I snapped this photo as I was driving back.

I never figured out where the trucks were going but I got to see a beautiful view.


Anonymous said...

The trucks have been hauling in dirt to cover the landfill which has been shut down. Lots of info and opinions (good and bad) regarding this in the Sentinel.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it sad that such a beautiful place was being used as a landfill....sigh, will we never learn....Patty E

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