We are lucky living in Oceanside, for lots of reasons. One of them being there is a train station, providing a convenient and fun way to travel. There is also a train station in Old Town, San Diego, making it an ideal day trip. Old Town was orginally Kumiai land, but when the Spaniards arrived they set up first right here at Old Town. Father Jupierro Serra built the first European establishment here as well as first of the California missions. The first public school in San Diego County is still standing in this Historic State Park. There are a lot of firsts in this small area, the size of the trees alone are a testament to Old Town’s history.