I spent Saturday afternoon, night, and Sunday morning in Temecula with our son and his family. He enjoys having Mom & Dad come down, buy groceries for Saturday night dinner, and feed them! Unfortunately, hubby couldn't come as he had to work, so off I went.
Or, so I thought. I only got a couple of miles up Highway 74 when I noticed cars driving slowly down the hill flashing their lights. Yup. A wreck. A bad one. Cars were completely stopped and were turning around. I was able to shout at a couple of drivers and found out that the road was completely closed ahead. So, I too turned around and went home for an hour. I passed 2 fire trucks, 3 CHP cars, and an ambulance on my way back down the hill. An hour later, the road was opened and I was back heading to Temecula.
I have always wanted to stop at the metal sculpture garden in Aguanga, but, with hubby in the car, we never have. Isn't FREEDOM wonderful? (hee, hee!) So, I pulled in and was amazed by the amount of sculptures there. There were dinosaurs, horses, giraffes, elephants, deer, elk, and a lot of other creatures. They sell from $800 to $3,000 and upwards. The artist was there and I talked with him for a few minutes, as the dirt parking lot was filling up with people and cars! There is even a stagecoach, 4 horses, and 2 drivers! Further down the road (Highway 79) is an Indian sitting on a horse, but it is up on a hill and I can't located a turnout to stop and take a photo of it...sigh...and cars behind me were too close for me to stop and pull over...maybe next time I'll be able to plan ahead and find a turnout.
Anyway, I wandered around for about 30 minutes. The grandson would LOVE this place! There are a lot of dinosaurs to see!
If you want to visit it, it is just about 1/4 mile west of the Highway 74 and 79 junction, on Highway 79, heading toward Temecula.