Ode to East County

Loving the view from our new home in 2005

Long before two became four

We lived in PB close to the shore

Sunsets and bonfires were always fun

But our condo was no place for little ones

So after the babies we headed East for

A home that offered us space galore

“Won’t you miss your life at the beach?”

Friends didn’t think we would love the East

“It’s sunnier, more affordable, great for families,” I’d say
There are more fun things to do than time in the day

The first Java Mama opened right down the street
And our La Mesa Village events cannot be beat

We love Playtown, Funbelievable, the carousel at the mall
We pick strawberries each summer and pick pumpkins each fall

The cross at Mt. Helix is fantastic to behold
And the farms offer wonders for the young and the old

We’ve met newborn calves, goats, llamas and even emu
Visiting Summers Past and Van Ommerings is a great thing to do

And something extra special that many don’t know
We’re only 30 minutes away from some fabulous snow

Santee Lakes are gorgeous, and the spray grounds are fun
It’s the right way to cool off from that East County sun

Mission Trails Regional Park is a nice place for hiking
Lake Murray is perfect for family biking

Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park is just minutes away
And a trip to Seaworld is easy any day

We have block parties, trick-or-treating, an old-fashioned neighborhood
Yes, our life in East County is truly oh so good

Even the wildlife love our views

We are close to the awesome apple picking of Julian too!

Sledding down cotton seed hill at Van Ommering Farm

One thought on “Ode to East County

  1. Rena T. says:

    You are right! I was born and raised in East County, and it is great for families! I would love to live at the beach, but with three kids in elementary school, there is so much for them out here…we will save our beach life for when the kids are grown, and just visit for now :o)

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