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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Lake Ouachita (pronounced wash-ah-taw) is Arkansas’ largest lake completely in the state. It has 690 miles of shoreline, all of which are surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It is supposed to be one of the cleanest lakes in the nation. Fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, kayaking, camping on some of the 200 lake islands aren’t …

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The Memphis Pyramid is located on the banks of the Mississippi. It was built as a 20,000 seat arena (becoming the tenth largest pyramid in the world) but over time, for various reasons, has become a Bass Pro Shops megastore. It has an archery range, a bowling alley, a shooting range, laser arcade, 600,000 gallons …

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The Memphis Zoo in Overton Park was created in 1906, but it was written into the city’s master plan dating back to 1888. This historic, award-winning zoo sits on 76 acres and houses over 500 different species of animals. The Animals of the Night exhibit was a nice place to have a little reprieve from …

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New Orleans City Park is my new favorite park. The 1,300 acre park was founded in 1854, originally used by men needing to defend their pride and honor by duel. Now it is a place where 5,000,000 people annually come to enjoy art, play sports, fly model airplanes, rent boats, go birding and more. With …

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