Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Borrego Springs is just a two hour drive from Oceanside. In just 120 minutes you go from a cool ocean breeze to hot desert air. Borrego Springs is a funky, artistic, sleepy, little town with a lot of history. The town was founded in the 1880s but it hasn’t grown like Palm Springs has. With …

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Rancho Guejito is a 23,000 acre vineyard, farm and cattle ranch, located just a few miles past the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It is one of the last remaining Mexican land grants that is still a single parcel of land. Originally 13,000 acres were granted by the Mexican governor to the owner, Customs Inspector …

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The Western Science Center was created from the excavation of Diamond Valley Lake reservoir in 1995. At that time the reservoir was North America’s largest excavation project. This project led to the discovery of over 100,000 fossils. It makes you wonder what scientists would find if they just kept digging. More than half of all …

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Something I noticed about our Southern trip, something that I have never in my life experienced before while traveling, was how surprised people were that we were going to the south, that this was our final destination. It started before our trip, people would question where we were going. If I said with a huge …

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We have completed our southern circuit, returning to Houston to fly home. When I hear ‘Houston’, the first thing I think of is the famous words, “Houston, we’ve had a problem” (often erroneously quoted). Since we are already here, visiting the Houston Space Center became part of our itinerary, our last activity before escaping this …

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