You may not think of Barbecue when you think of California but Santa Maria Style Barbecue dates back to the mid 1800s. A typical meal consists of Top Sirloin, salad, salsa, beans, french bread, mac and cheese, homemade desserts and of course a local wine. Santa Maria is located 150 miles north of Los Angeles. For more information visit: http://santamariavisitor.com/cm/santa_maria_barbecue/barbecue.html
Saturday, November 20, 2010- Local high school and college teams fire pumpkins from a large catapult across the Titan football field. Many hands on activities including rocket launching and paper airplane building. This event happens at:
Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92834
For more details visit: http://www.discoverycube.org/fsea.aspx?q=46
Monrovia Canyon park is a great location for a mid day picnic or hike. Most picnic areas are shaded and perfect at any time of day. Fireman's flat is the picnic area closest to the Nature Center.
If you are looking for an easy hike then the waterfall trail is the best choice. With three different trail heads you can choose to hike 1.7 miles or 3/4 of a mile if you start at the trailhead behind the nature center. At the end of the waterfall hike you will be rewarded with a perfect view of the 30 foot Monrovia Canyon falls.
If you are searching for a more challenging hike, then try the Ben Overturff trail. This seven mile hike takes about three to five hours to complete with a 2000 foot elevation gain.
Monrovia Canyon park is located at 1200 N. Canyon Blvd in the city of Monrovia, CA. For more information call 626-256-8282 or go to www.monroviacanyonpark.org.
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