San Diego Mission Trails is one of my absolute favorite places to explore with my son. We usually pack up a lunch, prepare a quick scavenger hunt, and head out to the mountains. This time though, we brought my boyfriend and our dog! She was psyched to get out of the house (she is not friendly towards other dogs, sigh) and take a swim in the river.
There is something about being in nature, far away from the busy-ness of the rest of the city, that is so soothing. Listening to the crickets, and the birds, and watching the many dragonflies above the water truly heals my soul every time. No matter what is going on in life, I know that I have this mini sanctuary, so close to home.