ON THE COVER
Fallbrook Avocado Festival, celebrating 28 years of fun!
I recently took a drive over to Vista. I’d never been through there before and I thought to myself, why not? The Boulevard covers the area and I think any good editor should be familiar with all of the areas where her magazine is distributed.
I was greeted by friendly people with smiling faces as I wandered through the quaint town taking in the sights that sunny Saturday morning. I took in all Vista had to offer. I made my way home, excited to have spent part of the day doing one of my favorite things, exploring a new area, meeting new people and making new friends.
That is what this issue of The Boulevard is all about, getting up off the couch, out the front door and exploring. If you need some ideas on how to spend your time, look no further than this edition for some great ideas on where to go exploring over the next few weeks.
Fast approaching is the 28th annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Held Sunday, April 13, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. I was lucky enough to write the article highlighting this longstanding family activity, complete with art show, guacamole contest and blocks-long street fair featuring hundreds of vendors and activities for the entire family. See pages 5 and 6 for more information on this great event.
This time of year many of us want to get out of town for a few days. Rather than head to one of the more popular destinations such as Santa Barbara or San Francisco, why not check out something a little closer to home? Michael Crane does just that as he heads east on I-8 to the quaint town of Alpine. Drive up to the mountains with Michael as he spends time exploring Southern California, visiting a hidden gem right in our own backyard. Find out what the town has to offer on pages 7 and 8.
Did you know that Escondido was once called Wolfskills Plains? Well, neither did I. One of Boulevard’s favorite writers Ray Flores returns this month after a brief respite. See Ray’s article on page 12 and 13 highlighting some of the history of the great city of Escondido.
For readers who enjoy a cold refreshing beer, go along with writer Michael Crane as he explores some of the area’s best breweries. Beginning at Vista’s Back Street Brewery and ending in Temecula’s Back Market Brewing Co., this tour will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes the area has to offer. See Michael’s article on pages 14 and 15, grab a designated driver and try some of the unique flavors the area has to offer.
As we continue through spring and head into summer get out there and check out some of the events, destinations and fun things to do that our area has to offer. So come along with us in this edition of the Boulevard as we get out there and explore.
Kim Harris, Managing Editor
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