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Day Trip to Borrego

Day Trip to Borrego

                                                Join us for a unique Spring tour!

The GQHF and Walkabout International are teaming up to bring you a day trip to see the beautiful desert wild flowers and a chance to breathe the fresh mountain air! 

Join your new Walkabout friends and GQHF fans for a day long bus tour on Thursday, Feb. 28 to eastern San Diego County. You’ll have a morning departure from Liberty Station (home of Walkabout International)(free parking), a rest room stop and shopping opportunity at Dudley’s Bakery. As we get into the desert we will stop for photos and a short walk to see some hard-to-find wildflowers in Surprise Canyon. Next we’re off to the Borrego Springs Visitor Center & Museum for a visit and a chance to eat your boxed/picnic lunch. We’ll have a discussion about flora and fauna in the area, and then reboard the bus to visit Ricardo Breceda’s “Sky Gallery” spread throughout Borrego Springs. Stops will be made so you can photograph these unique desert sculptures and see additional wildflowers as well. Joining us today will be Walter Konopka, Walkabout’s featured naturalist, who has led many tours of the spring time desert. (His discussion on the sex lives of desert insects and plants is not to be missed!) On our return trip back to San Diego, we’ll stop in Julian, where GQHF board member and historian Dan Haslam will lead our group on a walking tour of the village.


The trip price of $59 per person includes round trip bus transportation, all gratuities, a picnic lunch, bottled water and snacks, and the services of your tour leaders.


Your check for $59 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Mark your check “GQHF Borrego Day Trip.”


Do not delay as this trip sells out quickly whenever offered and only a limited number of seats are available.


If you would like a mailed itinerary of the trip, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope plus your email address so specific pick up instructions can be emailed to you.


Questions? Email Dan Haslam at [email protected].


February is Museum Month in San Diego!

February is Museum Month in San Diego!


That means HALF PRICED ADMISSION at over 40 museums for the month of February.

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the participating libraries (see link below), or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums. The Museum Month pass is free and can be used an unlimited number of times* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

*Up to four guests (any age) can receive 50% off the cost regular admission when the pass is presented. Note that some museums may have other fees for special exhibits or programs.

For more information on participating libraries and museums visit the San Diego Museum Council website here .