THE INLAND EMPIRE
That's what they call the area around San Bernardino, California. And that's where I found myself on Jan. 12, 2017.
While our coworkers were on a two-hour delay for ice, ZTA Graphic Designer Katherine and I were enjoying 70-degree sunshine. While driving back from a video shoot for work, we passed a patch of land that looked particularly interesting and decided to check it out.
Turns out, it was the California Citrus State Historic Park. We parked and started in the welcome center, where there was a museum and a citrus tasting table. A lovely park volunteer cut up all sorts of fruit for us to sample, from the most sour kumquats (ew) to the sweetest blood oranges (yum), and everything in between.
Afterward, we ventured out into the neatly organized rows of plants to take it all in.