Today we hopped in the van and went to Queen Califa's Magic Circle. What a great little park! It's entirely an artpiece of mosaic tiles, stones, porcelain, and mirrors. Very fun place!
I've known about this place for a few years; my cousin took photos of it for the San Diego Magazine and ever since then, I thought it would be a fun little stop. But, I never had time, couldn't find it, was in a hurry, etc. Recently, I saw it in another blog (Tonya) and thought I'd try to find this place and stop by. I'm so glad I did!
By the way, to find this park, go to the Kit Carson Park in Escondido. When you see the sign that says Queen Califa's Magic Circle -----> , don't believe it. The right arrow actually means straight ahead. And, the Queen Califa's Magic Circle Parking sign that is on a bridge where there is no parking... also a bit misleading. Park in front of the big sign that has the right arrow and hike straight ahead on the dirt path, when you come to a fork in the road where there is no sign but it looks like the park is probobly to the right since there is nothing but weeds straight ahead, go straight. You'll go over a little rise and find the Magic Circle park hiding behind a big fence that has a big sign on it that says "Closed Mondays". That's when you hear me say, "Awww, Man! It's Monday!", no fear, the gate was open and a few other people were enjoying the park.
It was worth the stop; the kids really enjoyed the colorful surroundings once they got inside! And the hike was pretty too.