On Tuesday the winds had stopped in Yuma so we departed and drove the 204 very scenic miles west on I-8 to Thousand Trails Preserve Pio Pico. The preserve is outside the town of Jamul by about 6 miles toward the Mexican border. Our first impression of this park is very favorable. It's up in the foothills at an elevation of about 730 ft. giving us coolness and dryness without the fog, as along the coast. San Diego is about 30 miles from here. There are 3 things on our list to see/do; first, visit with Dave's Aunt Lorraine; second, go to the San Diego Zoo at Balboa; third, stroll the gas lamp district. With diesel prices currently, in San Diego, about $4.17 - $4.39 there won't be too much driving around touring. Contrary, we both have several books that need to be read and Dave has 2 fly fishing rods to finish.
So stay tuned here and see what we will do and see in San Diego. Be sure to read the history of Pio Pico, the man we have provided in some of the pictures. It's interesting.