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November 2023

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atlas. "It's all about the milkweed plant," Wininger explains. "We got a bag of special milkweed seeds that [grow plants] monarchs like to lay eggs on. And a huge bag of other plants and flowers that monarch butterflies use as food sources." e more you know. Before departing the natural beauty of the area, my wife and I had one last stop on our trek: Spa Pechanga. is was more education — albeit in the form of a treatment called Journey of the Payómkawichum (People of the West). It's a full-body massage, heightened by the smells of turquoise sage, eucalyptus, and lavender. But the first 20 minutes is spent in an S-shaped chair for what's called a Zero Gravity Soundwave Relaxation Experience. I'm wearing headphones that are synched to the vibrating chair and an iPad program. is is an aural journey of sounds that native people would have encountered in their travels from Oceanside to Temecula: Crashing ocean waves. Babbling creeks. A crackling campfire. Wind through trees. It may sound woo-woo. I first scoffed at the idea, but this treatment really took me on a trip. Coupled with a green and serene respite at Temecula Creek Inn, I was blissfully delivered back to nature. detour destinations << ranchandcoast.com 74 NOVEMBER 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE The Stonehouse wedding venue is a gorgeous, nearly century-old stone building surrounded by string-light- covered lawns and voluminous daisy gardens Spa Pechanga offers an S-shaped chair for what's called a Zero Gravity Soundwave Relaxation Experience

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