Driving back from the nursing home, we wanted a chance to stretch our legs and came by chance to Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve (to give it its full name). It was a shock to realize it must be 20 years since I had been there, in fact, I wasn’t entirely certain I had. We enjoyed our small hike so much that the next day Jill dropped me off while she went to see her mom so that I could make a greater exploration and take a few photos. I realized that part of my uncertainty was that there were a number of parking areas and I had always used a different one. Being able to explore more of the trails, I eventually came to parts, like the farm, that I instantly realized, and now it felt like I had only been there the week before. On the eastern slopes, you get a view across the Bay, but if you keep going you get to a degree of wilderness and infrequent hikers that you can almost forget you are surrounded by 4 million people (don’t know the number, used to be 3 million, and the roads certainly feel even more crowded now).