Up bright and early yesterday, Jessie, Cooper and I ran directly into the coyote stalking the RV park for breakfast. Jessie went after him with a growl big enough to scare both the coyote and Cooper!! Off he ran ... hopefully to return this morning for some portraits!! In the meantime, I caught this beauty sitting on the fence. There are probably a hundred of these redheaded finches flying around in the trees.
Leonard sitting next to me, ordered the ham steak. It looked like half a pig!! This thing was 3/4 inch thick, juicy and flavorful beyond belief!! He took home two thirds of it, even though both his wife and I had a few bites!!
With breakfast out of the way, we went a couple blocks West to the Train Shop where you can purchase anything you need to create your indoor train layout. If I just had a little more time at home!
The depot was given to the city, whose volunteers rebuilt it in 2008, but within days of opening, some idiots shot off fireworks into the windows, exploding the building into flames, burning it to the ground. Within one year, that same volunteer group rebuilt it according to the original drawings.
Way off in the distance, you can barely see the train lights ... at least you could when I was standing there. They come up the hill from Mojave, barely hit a straight away before beginning the drop to the valley below.
We all got waves and horn blows from the Engineers, since we were practically sitting on the tracks taking pictures like crazy.
Maybe it had something to do with all those yellow shirts!! Here's the entire group in front of a display of all the old signals once used on this track.
All that walking and train watching made me VERY thirsty. Wouldn't you know, just half a block away is a German Bakery called Kohnen's. They recently moved here from Ojai and have become a BIG hit. They make wonderful sandwiches and salads, not to mention the sweets and bread. Instead of lunch, I had a chocolate cream pie for $3.10 that was amazing!!! Along with my Smart Water, it definitely hit the spot. Don't miss THIS little restaurant!!!
No moss grows under the feet of this group ... from there we took a tour of Adorable Alpacas, a small ranch just West of town. Call ahead if you want to check them out. These are the "boys", enjoying snacks of alfalfa.
Up the hill are the mommas and babies. The little one here is seven months old and cute as a button.
We had dinner at Domingo's Mexican Food on Valley Boulevard a few miles West of Old Town Tehachapi. Originally it was the same Domingo as in Boron, but is now owned by a different family. The food was excellent!! I had tacos Al Pastor ... DELICIOUS!!
I stopped for a quick shot of the poppies as I drove back to the RV park ....