Monday, February 9, 2009

Rain at the 101

So we don't get much rain here in Oceanside, CA along the Historic Highway 101 which can be good and bad. Good is the endless amount of sunny days we can enjoy outside, bad is the few days we have to put up with our fire season. It seems like the last few years we have been reminded about the threat of fires in our backcountry. Even that would not be so bad if we had not allowed people to build their homes in these inland areas that you would bet would burn.

I guess most of us realize we live in an area that can be volatile. We trade off these concerns for the absolute beauty of our coast, mountains and desert. I love to read the predictions in the media about our weather because it seems as if they cannot get much right. Just last week I read where we were not getting much rain this season, yet our current storm has come to us about the same time as we might expect our rainy season to begin. I'll be the first to admit we don't get a lot of precipitation, but when you live in a desert you might expect that.
There will be a visit by the Mini Cooper Company this month at the 101 Cafe to let the press preview new models. The prospects of hosting them with about forty writers/photographers is so cool. These little cars have rolled onto asphalt in 1959 and eventually were manufactured and sold by BMW in 2002. The Cafe will be a part of a cruise the cars will make from Tower 23 along the Historic Route of the 101 to the 101 Cafe. The Cafe will be closed to the general public from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM. You can Cruise by February 18Th and see all the cool Minis though.