Day tripping to Lake Wohlford
Just a few minutes above Escondido is a hidden gem known as Lake Wohlford. It sits in a small community where hospitality comes naturally and the opportunity to enjoy nature and fish are endless. The lake is open from 6 am to dusk and provides hiking trails, boat rentals and shoreline fishing. https://www.escondido.org/lake-wohlford.aspx
Going fishing or boating are two activities that seem to help people relax. Being out in nature, waves slapping on the boat and sounds of birds singing in the background seem to bring a zen state to the body and mind. It took me back to the movie “On Golden Pond” as we ventured onto the lake and listened to the birds wake up with beautiful song. While the rest of the country is dealing with extreme cold in the middle of January, by midday we were relaxing in shorts with temperatures in the mid 70’s. You have to love San Diego!
Go out and explore
Life is too short to not get out and have adventures. We’re always looking for new places and day trips to venture out on and classes that we can learn something new. Brandi and Erin seem to be our partners in crime and are always game for our various escapades.
We planned on getting two boats and linking them together while out on the lake. This would enable us to share our ice chest, fried chicken and various goodies we brought along. The day was wonderful and other than a periodic whipping up of the wind, the weather was perfect! Greg and I did manage to get our anchor stuck just as we were leaving for the day. The park ranger had to come out and release it from our boat and he couldn’t get it unstuck either. Thank goodness we did not get charged for the anchor!
Our Second Trip Back
The first trip was so much fun that we decided to try it again in March. We finally had a weekend that it wasn’t raining so we headed back up to the lake with snacks galore. It has been a wet winter and San Diego isn’t used to so much dampness. When we heard sunshine all weekend we were quickly planning our escape!
We found a nice dock that we claimed as our own for the day. The fish were jumping and ready to be caught! We unfortunately lost a few trying to get them on the dock but that didn’t discourage us. We bought a fishing net on Amazon for our next time out.
Fun and Games
A trip out with Brandi and Erin wouldn’t be the same without some type of mischievous act. While Erin headed back to the truck for a moment, we tied Greg’s fish onto Erin’s line and threw it back in the water. When she came back, she said her line had come in and she would have to recast. As Erin reeled in her line the rest of us were trying to hold it together and not crack up. She methodically attempted to get the hook out of the fish and finally Brandi had to let her in on the joke. We all love hanging out together, there is never a dull moment!
Life is short so go do something!
Regardless of if your passion lies in the outdoors, cooking, reading or just playing video games, go do something! Try new things and dare to step out of your comfort zone. You never know if you will actually enjoy something unless you try it. You can sit on the couch thinking one day I will do _________ or you can actually go do it! Create the life you want!