Four Points Bulletin

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

Vasquez Rocks is nearly 1,000 acres of intriguing sandstone rock formations in the high desert of Los Angeles County. The beautiful nature center displays fauna, and includes information about local geography and those who have utilized it since prehistoric times. From indigenous populations to Vasquez (the bandit who hid from authorities amongst the rocks) to …

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We are so lucky to live in Southern California, not just for the weather but for our proximity to iconic entertainment. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but there was always Disneyland money. We went on average three times a year. (Of course, the cost was a little different. Our whole family …

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On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 5:00pm to close, the San Diego zoo is choked with black lights, people in costume, music, light up souvenirs, live bands, fog machines, Halloween decorations, and punny signs. The zoo’s HalGLOWeen event was created in 2017, although this is our first time attending. Since kids under eleven are free, …

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Yellow Post sites are free, un-reservable, individual, dispersed, primitive camping sites (marked with a yellow post) located in the San Bernardino National Forest. There are yellow post sites around Big Bear Lake, Mountain Center and Idyllwild (each area has a detailed map online which includes the fire roads to take to arrive). We chose South …

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The Living Coast Discovery Center opened its doors (originally as the Chula Vista Nature Interpretative Center) in 1987. It is located in the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, a 316 acre salt marsh estuary. Living Coast’s mission is to “inspire the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment.” This nonprofit environmental education …

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