Who would have thought that right behind the Smart and Final and parallel to a major city street (Ventura Boulevard) a beautiful state park would be tucked away in the midst of all the traffic and shopping? That’s exactly what you find when you discover Los Encinos State Historic Park. The park is dedicated to preserving the buildings of Rancho Los Encinos. The entrance is nestled nondescriptly on a residential street. If you are not sure what you are looking for, you can easily miss it. The park is located at 16756 Moorpark Street, Encino, California.
Hays is located in the heart of Kansas’s German farm country. It is filled with limestone buildings and historical sites, all a testimony to the amazing craftsmanship of the time. This craftsmanship comes through loud and clear where Union Station Coffee & Roasterie is concerned. The small coffee shop boasts a wide variety of coffees, as well as a scientific take on making their cold brew coffee.
The town’s heyday as a crossroad for gunfighters, gamblers, and prostitutes lasted for less than a decade. That’s it. That’s what the legends, myths, and movies have been all about.
I close my eyes as I sink my teeth into a biscuit at the Denver Biscuit Company. Supple, creamy textures and buttery flavors remind me of happy mornings in Grandma’s sunny yellow kitchen. My search is over.