If you’ve been following this blog so far, you’ll remember that I kicked the whole thing off with a look at Julian Hard Cider’s Black & Blue, a tasty and extremely tart hard cider. I was a fan of it, for sure, but it wasn’t the only cider I purchased that day — it was just the only one I drank.
These last few weeks, summer storms have been in full swing in the eastern part of San Diego County. They’ve made it unbearably humid at lower sea levels (where I live), and they’ve dumped rain and hail relentlessly up at the higher altitudes.
My dad called me one Friday afternoon and asked if I wanted to drive up with him to experience the maelstrom first-hand. He wasn’t doing anything on account of a finger injury that made HVAC work difficult. I wasn’t doing anything besides sending out job apps and attempting to fend off looming depression. A trip to the mountains sounded splendid.