Folks in the boondocks do things differently

Out & About

I did a home inspection yesterday for some buyers from Temecula, about 58 miles due north of where I live.

However, the property they were buying was in Ranchita, about 67 miles northeast of me….

….and in the boondocks….

….way out in the boondocks….

It was so far out in the boondocks that I was afraid the boondocks might swallow me while I was out there and that you would never see me again.

I did make it back, but it took hours and hours and hours….

….because I had to stop and take pictures here and there……………

One thing I did notice about the boondocks is that people like to name their properties:

img_2040 boondocks sign stamp

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img_2041 stewart's nest boondocks stamp

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Imagine if we city slickers decided to name our properties. We’d have so many signs that I’m sure the politicians would be passing laws making it illegal to install a sign showing the name of your property….

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25 thoughts on “Folks in the boondocks do things differently

  1. insearchofitall

    Been to Temecula before. There was a quilt store I wanted to visit. 🙂 I know the boondocks. Not that particular one but been there. Heaven forbid if you need 911 out there. Noticed Zoey’s postage has gone up. She looks like she expects it. Glad you found you way out and got some good shots to boot.

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  2. babso2you

    The house next door to us has a name. “La Hacienda.” The house is not even Spanish style. We live in a place where time has stood still, so we call our home “Green Acres.” 😛

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  3. SmorgCycle

    At least they don’t seem belligerent, I guess. 🙂 I should start counting the number of house signs out in Jamul that come with etching/drawing of guns and a note that ‘we don’t call 911 here’ (as in, we’ll just shoot you!). 😛

    I like riding thru Ranchita on my way to Borrego Hotsprings, tho. It’s always something like fun high-fiving the abominable snowman after making it up Montezuma Grade… before paying a bit too much for a cold Pepsi at the lone little general store next door. 😉

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Yeah, I stopped at that little general store. It was early in the morning and all I wanted was a pint of milk. If I had waited until I got home I could have bought a whole gallon of milk for what I paid for that pint!



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