There be frogs ajumping!
Each year, the isolated and exclusive Ranch Carrillo neighborhood welcomes guests to join in its community festivities. In the spirit of good natured fun, they compete in riding events, eating contests and auctions.
But the most anticipated is the frog jump.
The 75-home ranch community located 8 miles east of San Juan Capistrano hosts an authentic country fair with face painting, petting zoo, chicken bingo, food and drinks.
Funds raised by the "Hooligan" keep the Rancho Carrillo Volunteer Fire Department running. This year, they are replacing a 35-year-old engine with a new fire truck with custom features, designed and built by the community's own Jim Trindle and Keith Warren.
"It starts when you turn the key, and moves when you press the gas," joked emcee Brent Chase. That may sound basic, but dependable equipment is vital when you live in this remote rural landscape, he said.