‟Whether you are a parent with kids to distract, a host with guests to entertain or a multi-tasker who just needs to get out of holly-jolly hell, Brandais' book has a road map for you. Ladies and gentlemen of stressed-out San Diego, time to start your escape engines." — Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune
From the Vault: Look at a map of southeastern San Diego County and you'll see where Interstate 8 and Highway 94 form the shape of an eye, with the widest spot coming near where I-8 passes Pine Valley and SR-94 hits Campo. The center of that wide spot is our destination for today's San Diego day trip, one of the most remote, rugged and beautiful spots anywhere in the county — the Corral Canyon Off Highway Vehicle Area.
A Meyers Manx, the McMillin family’s Beagle Two, the DeVercelly’s “Bull Fighter,” the Baillargeon’s Baja Bug, the Dirt Every Day Mad Maxxis Off Road Runner, a TSCO Racing trophy truck, and Steve McQueen’s 1970 Chevy Blazer are proof that there are "no roads required," and are on display at Balboa Park's San Diego Automotive Museum through Jan. 28.
I love exploring San Diego's neighborhoods, especially the Mid-City area. Let's take a wandering route from Balboa Park up to Mission Hills, visit a couple of classic-car museums and historic neighborhoods.