Friday, August 29, 2008

Ventura and Kern County Tour

Pine Mountain

Hello again from Pine Mountain. This week we took a trip around Kern and Ventura county That is a rather large area. Most of this area is either ranches or national forest. It is still wild and primitive. You can drive for hours sometimes and not see another person. You have to be careful because you can come around a corner and find a deer standing in the middle of the road. It is an interesting trip and a nice way to relax and let the stress and problems of the modern world vanish for a while. First we have our usual sections on Alternative energy, Easy Cash, Nutrition and Health, Traveling, and Adventure.

Alternative Energy

First for those of you that have just joined us, here at the ranch, power is supplied by 2 wind turbines and a water turbine. We also have a few solar panels that charge up a battery bank. Our horizontal turbine looks like a small wingless airplane on top of it’s 80 foot tower. We purchased that one from Our vertical turbine we purchased from, it spins away on a 30 foot or 10 meter pole out by the barn. Our water turbine in the dam of our pond came from an Alaskan alternative energy company The wind has been normal for this time of year. Every day there is an almost constant 7 or 8 mph wind. In the late afternoon and early evening the wind picks up to about 10 to 15 mph.

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The price of fuel keeps going up in price. Gasoline is now over $4.50 a gallon. Everyone is looking for anything that will increase fuel economy even a little. Most Alternative energy fuels are still years away but there is a way to improve your mileage, increase your horsepower, and reduce your emissions all at the same time. You will be able to turn your vehicle into a fuel efficient one with only a few readily available items from your local hardware. The instructions are easy to follow and there are many diagrams so you can see how to do it too. It does not matter if you have a gasoline or diesel engine vehicle it will work with either one. Go to to learn more while supplies last.

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Easy Cash

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Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning.

Travel for Less

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Adventure and Treasure Hunting

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and now this weeks adventure

Ventura and Kern County Tour

We will start our adventure at the Lockwood exit on interstate 5. This is in the grapevine area just north of Los Angeles. It is by the little town of Gorman. There are several truck stops at this exit. The largest is the Flying J. We head west on Lockwood valley road. The road starts climbing as soon as it leaves the interstate. About 5 miles up the road we come to the little town of Frasier Park. It is a small town but it has several gas stations, motels, hardware store, grocery store, and even a Laundromat.

Just past the town of Frazier Park, we turn onto Cuddy Valley road. The road is still climbing.

We pass ranches and other country views and enter the national park. Going past the little country store, video shop and pizza shop we climb through the pine trees and meadows until we come to a fork in the road. We take the right fork. If you take the left fork you climb Mount Pinos, which is a winter sports mountain. We are over 5000ft, ( 1666 meters), now. The road twists and winds through the pine trees. Finally we arrive at Pine Mountain Club. Here there is a golf course, general store, restaurant, pub, gas station, hardware store, and a real estate office.

There is a lake actually it is a large pond. There are many fine homes and vacation cabins here in this hidden valley. It makes a nice place to live and a pleasant stop on our journey.

Leaving Pine Mountain Club, we head out through ranches and breathtaking view of desert and wilderness.

Finally we reach state route 166. We turn left and travel until we reach route 33. 166 is a main truck route so be careful you do not get run over.

We twist and wind on route 33 for some 60 miles and through the Chumash wilderness and after descending through the Ventura river valley, 3 tunnels, and the Matilija dam we arrive at the town of Ojai. From here you can go west to the Ventura beaches or East to interstate 5. It takes several hours to make the journey because of the twisting and winding roads but if you like open country and breathtaking views it is well worth it.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening once more. I am relaxing in my easy chair. I just had a delicious pot roast with slice potatoes, and a salad for dinner. Squeekers my African grey parrot is sitting on his perch eating peanuts. Tonight our sample coffee from is Fool's House Vienna. This coffee is a rich full bodied coffee with a smoked bean and oily taste. It was pulled out of the roaster just before it burned. Definitely a distinctive taste.
Squeekers and I just finished watching the another episode of an old series called Firefly. It was an old scifi series that lasted a year and a half in 2003 and 2004. Well it is getting late and I am ready to get some sleep. I put Squeekers in his cage and head off upstairs to bed. Good night all see you next week.