Monthly Archives: February 2017

Blog Milestone

Today I reached a blog milestone that I have been keeping an eye on for the last couple of weeks.

When I got home from work tonight I checked and found out that one of my posts has reached 10,000 page views.

10,000 views, blog stats, Walls of Jericho, AmishYou can see in this screen shot that my post Walls of Jericho now has 10,000 views.

My post Amish in California? is not far behind and will also reach the milestone later this year.

Tell es-Sultan - Walls of Jericho - Joshua - Walls Come Tumbling Down - Rahab - HarlotThe Walls of Jericho post has pictures of the ruins of Jericho and also has information about the history and size of the city. I also share some of my impressions of the site from when I visited there back in 2012. Click on the link to learn more.

Walls of Jericho, Blog Stats, 10,000 viewsThe image is a bit hard to see, but here is a graph of views over time. You can see some large spikes from days where the post had a lot of views, but overall you can tell that it has received regular traffic over the past four years.

It is not visible in the graph above, but I seem to get the most views on Saturdays and Sundays. I assume that it is Bible teachers or students looking for more information for Sunday morning classes.

Amish in California, Blog Views, Blog StatsAmish in California? has also had regular traffic over time, but recently it has tailed off. It also does not have the large traffic spikes so the scale is different and it is easier to see the changes in traffic over time.

When I wrote these two posts more than four years ago I did not imagine that they would be my most viewed posts over time. Perhaps some day they will be superseded, but not anytime soon.


First California Cracker Barrel Location

Last week several news sites announced where the first Cracker Barrel in California will be located.

However, it will be interesting to see if it really will be the first one to open.

In two of my recent posts, California Cracker Barrel? and Cracker Barrel in California? I shared other news about the possibility of Cracker Barrel coming to California.

Cracker Barrel, Country Store, Travel Food, CaliforniaThe news last week stated that the first Cracker Barrel in California will be in Victorville.

Victorville California, First California Cracker BarrelVictorville is on Interstate 15 just north of the Los Angeles metro area and on the heavily traveled route to Las Vegas.

I checked to see how far away Victorville is from me and it is only about 360 miles. Which is just a bit closer than the 500+ miles to Las Vegas or Kingman, Arizona which are currently the closest Cracker Barrel locations.

California Cracker Barrel, Las Vegas Cracker Barrel, Kingman Arizona Cracker Barrel I looked back at the map I used in my California Cracker Barrel? post to show the closest locations to California. I was just 30 miles off on the placement of the star in this map that I clipped from the Cracker Barrel location page. Of course, I wasn’t trying to predict the first location 🙂

Will Victorville be the first? That is a good question since Sacramento has also had an application made for a site there. I am sure that we will see more news soon and also an official announcement from Cracker Barrel.

Update 5/26: There are now two jobs for Restaurant managers for the Victorville location posted on Cracker Barrel’s employment site.

I will be glad when they do finally come to California. I am looking forward to a good Chicken Fried Chicken dinner.