Here’s a great in-town trip for those of you wanting to explore the near-eastern part of the county: Snails and Shakes. Mt. Helix is one of the tallest peaks in the western part of our region, a 1,365-foot symbol of La Mesa. This is a fun drive around the corkscrew roads and former avocado trails of this beautiful area, complete with a visit to a classic burger joint. You’ll have to read the story to find out what snails have to do with this. It’s also a preview of the new Weekend Driver website, which will be fully functioning in a few weeks. Enjoy Snails and Shakes.