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After living on the East Coast where the kids could have snowball fights in the front yard and to go sledding all we had to do was cross the street, we moved to Southern California.  The kids miss the snow.  Can’t say that I blame them, sometimes I miss a good Snow Day too.

Last year we discovered that there is a place, right here in San Diego County, where we could get our winter fix.  Complete with snow, sledding, and hot chocolate and pie.

Julian, Ca is know for their famous pies but what we love about it is that it’s only about an hour away, off highway 78,  and often snows during the winter.

The kids and I took a trip up there yesterday but unfortunately the couple inches they had gotten the day before had melted away except for the parking lot snow piles. We weren’t able to do any sledding but still enjoyed stomping around in puddles.

When the snow does stick, it is a great winter day trip!

(photos below from Feb. 2011)

A great place to take those snow saucers is Jess Martin County Park, located about 1/2 mile south of town on highway 79.  There is a perfect hill on the back side of the park that is public.

And when your done with you snowball fights check out Julian Pie Company on Main Street for some delicious pies and hot chocolate!

Last week the P’s and I attended a private lunch with the SDMOMfia at the new Souplantation Express, to try out the menu.  The Souplantation Express opened on January 17th and is located in Bressi Ranch at 2681 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad, Ca.  The restaurant offers the same fresh fare as a traditional Souplantation but fast!  As a mommy of three this is where they hooked me…Fast, Fresh, Food!  Does it get any better?

The Souplantaion Express offers a variety of prepared signature salads and soups but you may also build your own salad choosing from an array of fresh ingredients.  They also offer kids meals that are a great healthy alternative to most restaurants and fast food places.  The kids meal includes any five items and it doesn’t have to be salad.  P1 had some of the wonton salad and also chose edamame, mushrooms, and mandarin oranges with a small cup of macaroni and cheese on the side.  P2, who won’t go near a salad or anything healthy, loved his lunch of grapes, edamame, mandarin oranges, and dried cranberries.  Of course he had the macaroni and cheese also (which, by the way, is not something out of a box)!  I enjoyed the Wonton Salad, one of their prepared signature salads and added grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, and edamame. 

You can order to go or there is seating inside.  But with the wonderful Southern California weather you will probably choose to eat on the patio!

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