Camels and a few Random Sheep

Sometimes you need to discover cool adventures in your own back yard. I recently did just that. When people think of California, camels aren't the first thing that comes to your mind. But, if you live in Ramona, a small country town about 30 miles east of San Diego, you can find about 20 camels living at the Oasis Camel Diary. Throughout the year, they offer tours and special events.

I was able to attend a tour, pet a camel and saw a newborn sheep (just minutes old). It is worth the drive to get a close look at these unique and special creatures.

Newborn sheep - born April 7, 2013 - He was only 20 minutes old when I took his portrait (above). Some of his family resting under a nice tree (below).