Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Town Monday: Cibbets Flat Campground, San Diego County

On Sunday, Mr. Summy, Child #4 and I drove about forty miles east and to an elevation of around 4,000 feet. Why? Mr. Summy would like the family to go tent camping.

So, we went to check out Cibbets Flat Campground. The nearest town is Pine Valley (to give those of you who know the area an idea of where we were).

Here's the sign at the entrance. There was another sign, too, made of ropes. Cute.

It's a small campground with only 25 spots and a self-pay station. You're on your honor (although presumably there's some spot checking) to place your money in an envelope and leave it in this column thing. Apparently, the campground is rarely busy, so there's no need to make a reservation. Great place for a last-minute weekend getaway.


Here's a shot of Child #4 walking along a trail. Love the scenery! Very Californian.

Finally, here's Child #4, praticing eating at the picnic table on Site #10. She's very ready to go camping. Her mother? A little less so! Sorry to report that I'm kind of a whiny camper, but I'll give it my best shot when the weather warms up. It was only 45 degrees there in the afternoon.

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15 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Camping I like. It's sleeping on the ground that me and my back object to.

Barrie said...

Travis: I agree!!! I'm a lousy sleeper to begin with. When camping, I end up exhausted. Plus I'm not super keen on the restrooms. ;)

Teresa said...

Hi Barrie,

I enjoyed camping with the family a very long time ago, but that stopped after I turned 35. It is a very pretty campground. Maybe Mr. Summy will go in for renting a trailer/pop-up tent. At least you don't have to worry about rocks and sticks poking you in the back.

Teresa

David Cranmer said...

Once I left the Army I left camping behind. Give me a log cabin and a bed and I'm fine. Still, some great shots there, Barrie.

Barrie said...

Teresa: I hear you! I am truly not much of a camper! I had not even thought about renting something more comfortable. Thank you for the suggestion!

Barrie said...

David: Can you believe I took those photos with my CELL PHONE?! I got a new camera for Christmas, but forgot to bring it with me. BTW, I just read your short story. FANTASTIC!
http://tainted-archive.blogspot.com/2011/01/wild-west-emonday-melanie.html

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

that's a little cold for my blood, too. but pretty.

Stacy said...

The only good thing about camping is s'mores and ghost stories. So be sure to have lots of both!

Barrie said...

Stacy, I like the way you think!

Barrie said...

Green Girl: Too cold for me too! I think this better be a summer adventure!

Charles Gramlich said...

I just like to sleep on my back deck, which is just like camping without the hassle.

Barrie said...

Charles, I will mention your back deck to Mr. Summy! Ha!!!

Susan R. Mills said...

I used to go camping a lot. I'm not so into it anymore. Maybe I should try it again. I hope you have a wonderful time when the weather warms up.

Barrie said...

Susan, I think you should try camping before me, and let me know how it goes. :)

Barbara Martin said...

Barrie, camping is a lot of fun and great for exercise. I expect to see your future camping trips posted. I'm sure you'll get to love them, especially as those times to escape the "rat race" of the city.