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Cedar Creek Falls: The Challenging Waterfall Hike

On this episode of Ramona Revealed we will be touring another beautiful hike!

Cedar Creek Falls, known by locals as Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 6 mile round trip hike that leads to a waterfall. The views along the way are stunning. At a good pace, you can get down to the waterfall in an hour.

As you hike, you are led through the backcountry hills of eastern San Diego lined with black oak, cedar, and cottonwood trees. The trees make a great habitat for all types of birds so keep an eye out!

To enjoy the beautiful views, you do have to have a hiking permit and they are pretty strict about monitoring the path. To obtain a permit, you simply visit the recreation.gov site and select the date you would like to hike. You do have to create an account but all days in August currently have availability so you shouldn’t have a problem accessing the trail. You can visit the Cedar Creek Falls website for more information about permitting.

I definitely recommend getting an early start, before six o’clock if possible! It can get very hot at midday and remains that way in the afternoon. I also recommend bringing lots of water and some sunscreen.

If you are a beginner, you may want to build up to this hike or wait to try it until the fall. The trail back is fairly steep and can get very hot in the summer months. If you do wait to visit Cedar Creek Falls until the cooler months, you may be rewarded with a more powerful waterfall as rainfall accumulates.

While this hike is definitely tough, you will get to enjoy some of the best nature has to offer right here in Ramona.

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Explore Ramona Grasslands Preserve

I am going to tell you about some amazing views on this episode of Ramona Revealed!

Ramona Grasslands Preserve is one of the most stunning places in the area. The preserve has four miles of trails, tables for a seated picnic, and free-roaming wildlife! I love walking this trail and taking in all of the natural beauty of our town.
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The Best Auto Repair Shop in San Diego: Action Auto Care Center Ramona

Who do you trust to take care of your car? I will tell you who I trust!

On this episode of Ramona Revealed, I am going to show you guys around my automotive repair shop. I have been coming to Action Auto for years because they do good work and take care of their customers.

David used to be the manager at Action Auto but was asked by the owners if he was interested in co-owning. David jumped at the opportunity and he and his wife Susan eventually bought the previous owners out. Susan runs the Human Resources department and keeps the business operational while David handles the repair side of things.

David has immense drive, ambition and work ethic. Everyone on staff loves helping all the visitors that come in. David especially has a lot of passion for automotive care. He is caring and helpful inside and outside of the shop. His integrity also guides the repair service. He has the customer’s best interest at heart. He wants to keep his customer’s safe, but he won’t sell you apart if you don’t need it.

I love that Action Auto offers a special rewards program similar to point programs at restaurants. Every time you visit, you earn points that you can use as dollars off your next visit. They also have a warranty program. They offer a 36 month/36,000-mile warranty which covers your car if the part has a warranty on it.

The Action Auto team works hard to keep your car running smoothly. Whether you just need an oil change or maintenance repairs, they have you covered.

I highly recommend the Action Auto team. You can trust them with your car, just like I do!

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4 Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Moving is THE WORST.

No one wants to pack everything up, sort through all of their possessions, donate the stuff, all while keeping the house tidy for showing.

To help get you through this stressful and time-consuming process, I created a checklist to guide you. The tips I compiled may even help you save some money!

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San Diego Food Bank Partner in North County: Giving Back to the Local Community

We are back with another episode of Ramona Revealed!

I want to show you a place important to our office. The Ramona Food & Clothes Closet does so much for the local community. Every holiday season we host a canned food and toy drive for their Christmas Program. Let’s take a tour and learn what exactly it is that they do!

Vesna Curry, the manager of stores and products at Ramona Food & Clothes Closet, is going to show us around! Vesna loves helping the company give back to the community. Their motto is “Because you gave, we can give.”

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The Best Boutique Restaurant in Ramona: Marinade on Main

On today’s episode of Ramona Revealed, we are popping just across the street from my office to Marinade on Main. This restaurant is truly one of my favorite spots, and not just for the convenience! I love all the fresh flavors and local produce.

They make basically everything from scratch! From their marmalade to all the breakfast baked goods, it’s all made in house. They locally source produce, meats, and eggs from nearby farms.

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The Best BBQ In Ramona: Pete’s BBQ & Burgers

In this episode on Ramona Revealed, we are talking with James Murray, the chef at Pete’s BBQ. As you drive into town on the 78, the delicious smell of barbeque will get your stomach rumbling.

Pete’s BBQ is a real hidden gem in Ramona. You will find it at the back of Ramona Liquor. James partnered with a community entrepreneur to combine his culinary talent with business savvy. The two took the idea of putting a food stop in a liquor store from Texas where it is more common.

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The Best Natural Healing Boutique in San Diego: Unique Boutique

Welcome to a special Friends of the Neighborhood edition of Ramona Revealed.

Today, I am showing you around Sara Rise’s boutique which recently relocated to Poway. I love picking up my custom-made essential oils distilled with quality ingredients just for me. Let’s check out their new place!

Unique Boutique lives up to its name! It is truly one of a kind. Plus, Sara and Deb had the idea of Unique Boutique through Divine Intervention. The idea to open the shop came over Thanksgiving.

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The Best Coffee in Ramona: Java Hut

Welcome to another episode of Ramona Revealed. Today we are going to talk about a local staple that can kick start your morning.

Do you ever need a morning jolt, but don’t have the energy to drive across town? Java Hut can whip up your favorite coffee drink while providing friendly, local service. Located in the heart of the San Diego Country Estates, this coffee shop has firmly built a following in the hearts of the Ramona community.

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