Geoff and Heather Clinton hosted the first CCCGRS open house of our 35th anniversary year at their Santa Maria garden railroad. The Orcutt & Islay Creek Railroad is modeled as a “what could have happened branch line” in the spirit of the Pacific Coast Railroad. The Clinton’s live steam locomotives were operating throughout the day between visiting consists. This was our group’s first visit since the impressive 2018 addition. Trains, gardens, friends and incredible food—what better way to spend an extra calendar day?