We took a last minute road trip to Vegas to meet up with some friends. On the way home we thought it would be fun to check out Calico Ghost town!
36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo, CA 92398
Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890’s, Calico lost its population. The miner’s packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. It became a “ghost town.”
Daniel and I had to work in Los Angeles over the weekend. We we’re busy most of the time, but had a few hours off during the evening for surfing in Malibu, exploring restaurants and a meet up with my cousin Emily and her main man Ben in Venice. It was a nice change of pace – a fun little get away. Here are our pictures from our weekend away.
^^^Malibu Farm has been on my bucket list for quite sometime. I heard great things about it…fresh food, healthy, great location right on the beach where Dan wanted to surf. We found $5 parking in a lot right next to the restaurant and spent the evening surfing and grabbing a bite to eat at the Malibu Farm Cafe on the end of the pier.
Fresh kale Caesar salad with watermelon radishes, apple spinach juice and a Steven Tyler on the side!
It’s beginning to look like fall! Look…not feel (like fall). It was 102F in the city today. Super Uggggh nasty.
On our way to work work work…
We picked The Butcher’s Daughter as our meet-up restaurant with my cousin – it happened to be the same night of the Abbot Kinney festival. Lots of vendors selling homemade goodies and vintage finds. Great people watching!
What a gorgeous place! The decor was A+! Fantastic vegetarian dishes, drinks and coffee.
^^^The Queens Tea – earl grey infused Lillet Blanc, pressed lemon and egg white
^^^Rosemary’s Cup – Contratto Rosso, rosemary, pressed ginger, cucumber, strawberry & mint
A golden hour sail with our buds this weekend. We always have the best time when Ev, Mon and Ry invite us along on their adventures! Whether it’s sailing in the BVI’s, spending the weekend in Sonoma or taking a cruise in Newport…these friends know how to grab life by the cajónes and live it up. They do normal people stuff too, like backyard bbq’s and late night ramen 😉 Thanks for being so cool and inviting us to tag along. We are luck to have such awesome friends. It was a fantastic evening.