We took another day out to look for gems in our own Tri- City Area.
Heritage Park is a small park in Oceanside that is often overlooked. It features old buildings and replicas of Oceanside in the early days of its history. The buildings are set around a large green, grassy quadrangle. At one end is a beautiful bandstand:
At the other end a few solid and clean picnic tables...
...right next door to the City Jail.
Along one side of the quad are some old store fronts and some farm implements...
...the General Store and a Barber's Shop
Beautiful wood toned store fronts
Along the other side of the grass quad is the old "Blade" newspaper building. Our son started out his photography career with the old Blade Citizen newspaper (not in this building! We're not that old!)
The first Libby School building is next to the Blade.
Same buildings, but a step further back to look at the beautiful tree set in front of them.
Now look at that tree again -- so beautifully shaped.
And that was our day out last week.
Once again, not a soul there. The caretaker did come out to say hello. He said that three or four days a week there is nobody using this park But next week they are to have a big splash when all the old timers from what was the Oceanside School District, (now incorporating Carlsbad and Vista) will have a great reunion with a lot of fun and many memories recalled.
Why don't you explore your old neighborhoods? Bet you'd find some gems too.