Four Points Bulletin

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

Palm Springs will always be one of our favorite cities to visit, a city where you feel much further away from home than you actually are. You know a city is amazing when your favorite California journalist, Huell Howser, who has publicly explored the whole state, buys a home in the area. Downtown Palm Springs …

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Temecula Valley is known as Southern California’s Wine Country. There are over forty wineries clustered on the rolling, vineyard-filled hills east of the city of Temecula. Temecula can get hot so enjoying this time, when spring begins to turn to summer, is an ideal time to visit. Churon is a chateau style winery, opened in …

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We have been on a natural movie set tour lately. Over a hundred movies have been filmed here, in Red Rock Canyon State Park, including the beginning scene of Jurassic Park (a personal favorite). The rusted, distinct badlands topography along Hagen Canyon Nature Trail is nothing but surreal. Weathering, erosion and deposition may sound boring …

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There is nothing like the Alabama Hills, which is why it has been the set of hundreds TV series (Lone Ranger, Annie Oakley, Bonanza…) and movies (Django Unchained, How the West Was Won, Iron Man…). With rounded rocks and arches in the foreground and jagged snow covered Eastern Sierra mountains in the background, the Alabama …

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