March 24, 2013

Casper's Wilderness Park

My buddy Tim came out to California with his son Christian this weekend, and it was a great opportunity to catch up and share some of our local wilderness. They spent Saturday in San Diego and I took La Rana down to Casper's Wilderness Park (a great local park but no dogs and no flush toilets, so it won't be big in our rotation).

Andy followed with Rozlynn and her little brother and sister. Since Tim and Christian were still in San Diego, we headed to Dana Point where we explored the tidepools and tried not to get swept away by big surf. Soon it was time to get back to Casper's and start getting dinner ready. Before the sun went down, the San Diego patrol had joined us for the campfire and dinner. It is always a great time having a steak dinner under the stars.

Andy's crew had to be back home before his car turned into a pumpkin, which meant it was just me and the mountain lions overnight. At sunup, I broke camp and scooted over to the harbor to meet Tim and Christian for a whale watch. Unfortunately, it turned into more of a dolphin watch as we only saw a couple grey whales. It was, however, a great morning out on the water and we had a great time.