Labor Day at Pio Pico Preserve Thousand Trails

Pio Pico Preserve Thousand Trails in Jamul, CA

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This is the entrance to the Pio Pico Preserve. I’m laughing because I just sat through a big membership presentation. I almost bought the Elite Membership for $4800.00 but decided to wait and see. That’s too much money! Is it worth it? Maybe, I like saving money so I’m going to look into a used membership.

On our walks we saw many of the amenities the park had to offer and more.

The remote control car track and beside it is a dirt area we saw kids and parents playing with their cars.

The remote control car track. Beside it is a dirt area we saw kids and parents playing with their cars.

Pio Pico Country Store filled with camping stuff and yummy food

Pio Pico Country Store filled with camping stuff and yummy ice cream.

Gate Shack for the North side campground

Guard Shack for the North side campground

Our firepit 6 inches off the ground

Our firepit is within the rules of campgound usage. (6 inches off the ground & covered) Later that evening we cooked a pumpkin cake in the dutch oven outside.

 I liked having a Thousand Trails near San Diego. It was a 30 minute drive for us.

The Pier Cafe at Seaport Village.

The Pier Cafe at Seaport Village. Kevin and I are easily entertained.

At the Pier Cafe diners can look at the ocean. Kevin and I spotted a Seagull that kept us entertained until our drinks & food came.

At the Pier Cafe diners can look at the ocean and enjoy their food or drinks. Kevin and I spotted a Seagull that kept us entertained until our drinks & food came.

 

It was great to find a Thousand Trails place we could move around easily in. Pio Pico Preserve is our favorite  Southern California Preserve.

It was great to find a Thousand Trails we could easily move around in.

That’s our labor day fun this year.

Were counting the months until retirement 8 months & counting!

Happy Camping!

Birds we saw:

Western Bluebird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Crows
Black Phoebe
House Finches

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6 thoughts on “Labor Day at Pio Pico Preserve Thousand Trails

  1. Pingback: Pio Pico Preserve Thousand Trails | Seize The Day RV Adventure

  2. We have considered several places with memberships but we just enjoy moving around too much and there are so many great new places to explore that we have decided to not be tied to any one place. The only membership we have is a KOA one. I have had many RVer friends who have memberships at places and feel they have a home base they need. For at least part of the year they are always in the same place with the same people.

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  3. Enjoying your blog and your reviews of the TT parks. We are in a similar situation, trying to decide if we want the Elite Membership. We intended to full-time it, but 4 grandsons came along in a 4 year period, so we have put off longer trips (4+ months) for a few more years. Our intention is to do an around the US tour in 2016. We have zone passes for TT for the Northwest and Southwest. What I enjoy about TT parks is the rural setting. We’ve stayed in fancy parks before but I miss the natural settings that TT parks offer. We will probably be shopping for a used membership as well as we’ve not been really impressed with any of the RPI/ROD parks that we’ve stayed in.

    Are the cows really gone from Wilderness Lakes? We stayed there in April and enjoyed it. A majority of the area near the adult lodge was closed as they were upgrading sites to 50 amps, so we were over at the other end, overlooking the big pasture and the walking trail along the dike. We want to go back and stay closer to the adult lodge, but have read so much about the cow smell. I wondered if the dairy is actually closed, or the cows have just been moved for the season?

    This year we hope to visit most of the TT parks in WA (where we live), OR and North CA. TT does offer the type of camping I like (some parks are better than others) – FHUs preferred, but I can be happy with just W&E if I like the setting. A deal breaker for me is to be without cell and satellite reception. If I find that I like the majority of the parks, I will probably proceed with upgrading. If not, I’m pretty happy with the Zone Pass Membership.

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  4. Thanks for the info on the cows. This campground is one of my husband’s aunt and uncles favorites, and close to friends we have in Lake Elsinore. I will look forward to reading about your experiences at the Palm Springs Preserve. It’s on our list for March 2015.

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