An awesome run to Julian was enjoyed by the Goolsby's, Chance's, Foreman's, Balicki's and Malley's. It was a beautiful fall day and Highway 78 always proves to be a Corvette driver's dream.
Arriving in starvation mode, the first stop was the Julian Grille. This was a lovely cottage restaurant built in the 1920's by Mr. Robinson for his wife, and remained their residence until the 1960's. The cottage then became the residence of an artist for several years followed by an antique store. Then in the 80's the cottage was transformed into a deli and in 1989 the "Julian Grille" was proudly opened.
The restaurant you see today is quaintly decorated with fresh flowers and tablecloths on each table. Food and service was excellent and the ambiance was a treat for all who dined there.
Not mentioned but also a delight was the outdoor seating under large Oak trees that shaded the patio and yard area.
Well, following our delicious lunch was the apple pie and cinnamon flavored ice cream at the Julian Pie Company directly across the street.
This is a family business operated by Mom and three daughters. The shop, too, had tree shaded patios in front and rear of the pie shop for outdoor dining.
Browsing the mercantile store and antique and gift shops comprised the balance of the afternoon.
Winding up, as a conclusion to the run, was the yearly traditional stop at the Dudley Bread Company. There we found endless selections of homemade breads made to taste like Grandma used to make. We then found our way back onto Highway 78 toward home having had a great day with our friends! It is fun sharing these places with our new members! We sure enjoyed their company! We are looking forward to our next event with all who are able to attend!