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A Simpler Time Alpacas & Mill

A Simpler Time Alpaca Mill MapA Simpler Time Alpacas & Mill is located on a hill side of Crest, California. The drive is fairly simple, and the roads are all paved. Your GPS devise will get you there safely.

As you ascend La Cresta Rd, you will be able to see several blue buildings trimmed in white clustered together on the hill side. This is their place.

La Cresta Rd, which becomes La Cresta Blvd will take you up beyond their hillside spot. Your GPS will guide you along the mountain ridge to Alta Lane.

In order to get to Alta Lane, you must turn right on Madera Verde, and then left on Alta Lane. Continue straight until you reach Alta Place. You can park along Alta lane and a few cars can park off to the side at the top of Alta Place.

This year the store will be located at the top of the road at 1855 Alta pl. So you do not need to drive down Alta place. If you want a tour of the mill, for your convenience,  there will be shuttle 15 passenger van that will shuttle groups down to the mill so that those who want to tour the mill and see the alpacas can do so without actually driving down Alta place.

Be sure you have your walking shoes since the area around the alpacas and mill are dirt walks.

Common Threads – Yarn Shop

Located in the upper level of the 191 two story building. We are on the east side of the street at the cross street Via Molina. Drive up the south side of the building, to locate the upper level parking lot. Go to the far north end and you will see our bright turquoise umbrella surrounded by patio furniture and flowers. Handicap parking is directly in front of our door with a convenient wheelchair ramp for easy access. We offer free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and lots of chairs so you can relax for the afternoon. NCTD Public transportation buses will drop you off one block over from our building. You can take the Coaster Train station to the Encinitas station and transfer to either bus 304 and 309.

La Dolce Vita Alpacas

La Dolce Vita Alpacas is located in the country. Most GPS units will get you lost. Please follow these instructions to find your way.

Enter into your GPS unit the intersection of San Vicente Rd. and Ramona Oaks Rd. Once you reach this intersection enter in the address of La Dolce Vita Alpaca Farm; 24901 Bareta Star Ranch Rd Ramona, CA 92065. Your GPS will take you to their location. The last 1/3 mile will be on a dirt road, but it is very drivable since many residential homes are in the area.

Click HERE to view the google map of the last leg of your journey.

There are additional large google maps on La Dolce Vitas Alpacas contact page that will guide you into the area.

http://www.ldvalpacas.com/LDVA/Contact_Us.html

Needlecraft Cottage

Four parking spaces in front of store. Community parking all through out the downtown.

The Black Sheep

Located in an industrial complex in Sorrento Valley, parking is shared with the other businesses. Some parking spaces may be marked as reserved for individual businesses. For detailed driving directions, go to http://www.theblacksheep.biz/1TBS_AboutTheBlackSheep.html

Ramona Country Yarn Store

There is parking in the front on Main Street. In addition, there is parking in the back if you go down the alleyway behind the stores. Look for the bright yellow door!

Yarn & Thread Expressions

Located in a residential neighborhood. There are 6 parking spaces in back of building. Street parking through community

Yarning for You

Shared mall parking lot.

Yarns at Border Leather

Parking is limited to two hours, free street parking. There is also parking in the alley behind the building.