A full day of exploring north San Diego County and the lovely community of Valley Center. The day will start with a short (approx. 1 mile) hike to a small group of abandoned homes/campers to photo the decay. There are children's rooms with drawings on the walls, kitchens with pots, pans and canned food, letters, a well, work station and SO much more.
From here we’ll head over to a nut farm, where we will have a picnic lunch, enjoy the farm zoo and fields and the expansive gift shop. Bring your lunch!
After lunch we’ll head over to the lavender fields to take photos of these beautiful flowers (there is a $5.00 admission fee to the lavender fields). This busy day of beauty and decay should be great fun. In addition to the admission fee to the lavender fields, there is a $5 fee being charged for this event to better help with the management of the RSVP’s. The charge is not refundable and all proceeds are being donated to the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Creating Partnerships for Progress (larger donations are certainly welcome!).
CARPOOLING: For folks who want to carpool, we'll meet at 7:00 at the Tustin Marketplace near 5 and 55. Exit Jamboree, north. On the Irvine side (east), near Lenscrafters. (Babies R Us is the big box store in this particular parking lot). Address: 13662A Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA
NONCARPOOLERS: We will meet at the Starbucks located at 1485 E Valley Parkway, Escondido between 8:00 – 8:30. This will be a good opportunity to get a coffee, use the facility and caravan to the first location.
TO BRING: Plenty of water for the hike, sunscreen, good walking shoes, hat, lunch and great attitude!