As stated in our last blog we took our RV over to La Mesa RV to see if they could repair our water leak. We left it there all day but instead of hanging around and waiting we gladly brought our CRV along to give us freedom to come and go.. After checking in we took off for the nearby Mission Trails Regional Park.
The Mission Trails Regional Park is a huge park comprised of over 5,800 acres and utilized by many San Diego residents as a means of escape from city life. The Visitors Center is a well appointed and attractive building that has a small interpretative trail as you enter the facility. There is no charge to enter the park or any fees for parking making this a pretty nice place for us retirees.
There was a lot of information at the Visitors Center about the The Kumeyaay Indians who were the first people to extensively live on the lands that include Mission Trails Regional Park. They have a replica of one of their traditional homes behind the center and Sharon entered to see how it was… An even smaller space than that of an RV so we won’t consider this as a future home!
There are over 40 miles of walking trails for all levels with some being very easy to those requiring lots of effort climbing over 1000 feet in elevation. We chose the short and unassuming Visitor Center Loop that was less than 2 miles in length. The landscape at Mission Trails is classic California Scrub where we encountered a lot of California Quail and we able to spot and hear the abundant bushtits and wren-tits.
The hike we took was not difficult at all and the scenery along the way was nice but not overwhelming. Much of the land at this time of year is mostly covered in brown grass or shrubs that have gone dormant until the next rainy season. As a result there wasn't a lot to see and explore but the walk was very pleasant and prefect for us since we didn’t know how much time we had to kill before the La Mesa service center called us. Now that they have figured out how to repair the leak all we are waiting for is a call letting us know when they will be able to reschedule us for the 4 hour repair. They assured us they will be able to work us in well before our planned exit date. Until then we will continue to enjoy our time here at Mission Bay RV Park.