“PASSPORT THROUGH TIME”
7th Annual Passport Road Trip and Fundraising Event
October 20, 2012
Pit Stop Information
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Simpson’s in Jamul – POKER STOP/EVENT REGISTRATION
Barrett Junction Café and Mercantile – State Hwy 94 & Barrett Lake road, Dulzura
The café has been an East County business for 97 years. The property was a wedding gift to the Healy-Smith family in 1888. They sold it to the Ketcham family during the First World War and it has been a general store and café ever since. Later the property was sold again and a motor court was built as well and the old buildings can still be seen. Leon Herzog has owned the care for almost 13 years. Over the years the café has served over a million fish fries. It now shares the distinction with Golden Acorn Casino as the only two businesses in the area that have liquor licenses.
Potrero General Store – 25125 Highway 94, Potrero
The café at the store has been there for 10 years but the store itself has been there for 63 years, serving the needs of the small community of Potrero and travelers along the road. There are about 1000 residents in the Potrero area who are regular customers, but visitors are welcome. Mike and Illena own and run the store with the help of their son Ryan, selling foodstuffs, beverages, and general merchandise.
Stone Store Museum – Highway 94, Campo POKER STOP
The Old Stone Store was established in 1885 as a general store, and reflects the history of the little crossroads town of Campo. The dirt road that runs in front of the store was the original “super highway”, having been a wagon trail. The original store was built of wood, but after a gunfight the stone building was constructed to provide some security. The walls are 4 feet thick at the base, so it did a good job! The museum is open to the public on weekends.
Campo Diner – 1367 Dewey Place, Campo POKER STOP
Carmen and Debbie are both local girls from the Campo area and both had parents who had at one time owned the restaurant themselves. Their one rule: you never leave their place hungry. The favorites: fish and chips, the largest club sandwich you will ever see, and fabulous desserts. The atmosphere? Like visiting your best friend’s kitchen.
Motor Transport Museum – 31949 Highway 94, Campo
The museum is a home for the preservation and restoration of more than 200 vehicles as well as an eclectic collection of industrial equipment and machinery. Visitors can see the restoration work in progress and gain insight into our fascinating transportation past.
Wisteria Candy Cottage – 39961 Old Highway 80, Boulevard
Wisteria Candy Cottage has been a family business in Boulevard for 91 years and current owner Dana is a third generation Confectioner. Her right-hand man is her son Joe, who represents the 4th generation. These folks know their treats! Their Turtles and English toffee are rightfully famous and their chocolates are the BEST. Be sure to get acquainted. Closed Tues/Wed.
Live Oak Springs Resort – 37820 Old Highway 80, Boulevard
The resort was opened in 1946 and the current owners have been there since 1982. There is a convenience store, full-service restaurant and bar, cabins, an RV park, and a campground. There is even a fully stocked pond for the exclusive use of guests – No license required and catch & release only. It is ideal for a peaceful back country idyll in a beautiful place.
Golden Acorn Casino – 1800 Golden Acorn Way, Campo - POKER STOP
Golden Acorn Casino celebrated it 11th Anniversary on August 15th, 2012. Owned and operated by the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians, the casino has a network of daily bus tours that bring tourists from downtown San Diego as well as from Mexico. There is a restaurant and a hot deli as well as a gas station on site. They also have a truck stop with all the amenities which serves truckers from all over the country.
Calvin’s Restaurant – Old Highway 80, Pine Valley
Calvin’s Restaurant, Sports Bar, and coming-soon Bakery, reside in a late-1800’s house built by an old San Diego pioneering family. It served as a Pony Express and Butterfield Stage Route stop on the long road from Yuma and it is rumored that frontier scout G.E. Hobart first opened the house for food and drink. The current restaurant offers a delightful touch of yesteryear and pioneer nostalgia. Welcome to our house.
Tryyn Wooden Spoon Gallery – 27540 Old Highway 80, Guatay
There are two galleries here, Tryyn (TREEN) and The Hissing Camel, which has collectible art objects for sale. Tryyn is the workshop for hand making wooden cooking utensils, often in organic shapes that follow the growth of the wood. Then they are finished with wax. After use they should be oiled to protect them from having moisture penetrate too deeply into the wood. Bill uses more than 200 different kinds of wood from all around the world. Prices range from $6.50 to $45 with some very special or rare items higher.
Hilltop Supply Co. – 27506 Old Highway 80, Guatay
Hilltop is the local hardware outlet for Guatay, California, serving everyone from Alpine to Imperial County. The business has been there since the 1930’s and has been a family-owned business since 1977. Brother Greg and Sister Cindy took over from their father last year. Dad always said, “If we don’t have it, we can get it. If we can’t get it, you don’t need it.”
Descanso Mercantile – 14120 Old Highway 80, Descanso
Housed in a charming 100-year old yellow cottage, this is a delightful shop filled with antiques, gifts, & collectibles. Michelle has 25 vendors, some of whom are crafters, mixed throughout the house, each room having its own identity and character. Michelle has a little bit of everything from jewelry and cowboy themed decorative accessories to antique furniture! There is a special event at the cottage every month of the year. Closed on Tuesdays.
Albertson’s – 2955 Alpine Blvd., (Old Highway 80) Alpine
Albertson’s is Alpine’s only full-service grocery store, a large and lovely space with a pharmacy, a bakery, a floral shop, a deli, and a branch of US Bank, all in the same location for one-stop shopping and errands.
Oak Creek RV Resort – 15378 Oak Creek Road, El Cajon - POKER STOP
The resort is meticulously landscaped and surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest to create a beautiful and relaxing backdrop for guests to enjoy. With a perfect balance of quiet, natural beauty, and modern functionality, Oak Creek RV Resort truly provides the best of both worlds. Nestled in the picturesque hills of East County, the resort represents casual country living at its best.
Marechiaro’s Italian Restaurant – 14120 Old Hwy 80, El Cajon
A longtime East County favorite, this family restaurant has been there for more than 50 years serving a full Italian menu and beer and wine. There are specials available Monday-Thursday and a Family Night special on Wednesdays. And don’t forget the cannoli for dessert! Sinfully delicious!
Downtown Café – 182 East Main St., El Cajon EXTRA POKER ST.
Downtown Café is a popular dining destination in East County, now featuring live entertainment Thursday thru Sunday evenings on the patio. The beautiful patio will accommodate up to 200 people for special events and private parties. Whether you dine indoors or out you will enjoy a good meal and a relaxing atmosphere in a friendly hometown favorite.
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