Crossing back into California, we took a fun little “Surf’s Up” picture figuring that’s the most common stereotype of people in our state.
Going from Arizona to California, specifically toward San Diego, there’s a lot of dry scenery. The border patrol of men standing with their drug-sniffing dogs, and patrol ladies asking cars passing through if they have fruit or not did not seem like the happiest job. Nevertheless, we found this little gem over the mountains where a small stretch of goodies can be seen. On the right side of the freeway we saw a side road where we thought we saw a flying saucer. YES. A flying saucer! We couldn’t help wonder if that was really what we saw, so we exited right away and followed the road.
Haha, it really was a flying saucer. We even found the family of aliens who owned it. They were happily hanging out on the side of the road.
We arrived in San Diego around sunset where we met some friends and pitched our tents at San Elijo State Beach in Encinitas. The campsite was right by the beach, which unfortunately, was right by the freeway. It was relatively cold, but the heat of the fire and a few drinks warmed us up. We woke up the next day to the sounds of waves and semi-trucks.
The morning was beautiful with a clear sky and radiant sun. We enjoyed walking on the beach, playing Bocce Ball, and grilled up trout, chicken and veggies for lunch and dinner. It was a great end to the Arizona/Tough Mudder road trip.