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SoCal Picnic will be 8/10/24 at Fiesta Island in San Diego!


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San Diego, CA
Jeep Picnic Saturday August 10th, on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay (San Diego)

The SoCalXJ group has a picnic every year down on Fiesta Island in San Diego, and it's been a merged event with NAXJA for years.

I am NOT going down really early to try to hold a stretch of sand for everyone (like I often have) unless someone else volunteers to be there as well. But I'll probably get there fairly early. There's a lot of flat hardpacked sand area to park on. But try to get there "earlyish" as it's a popular spot for groups to gather

Saturday August 10th, anytime b/w 6am & 10pm

West shore of Fiesta Island, where the "shortcut" comes across from the east side... roughly "1500 Fiesta Island Rd, San Diego 92109", coordinates 32.78025 -117.222500 aka 32*46'48.9"N 117*32'21.0"W

Bring your rig if you want, or whatever gets you there!!

Bring your own food & beverages; if you're so inclined, bring something to share. Bring firewood if you plan to be there past dark. You get a great view of the Sea World Fireworks late in the evening.

No glass or alcohol allowed on the beach per SDPD rules, but people do get creative sometimes. Just don't get visibly stupid.

Bring chairs, shade, hats, sunscreen, water toys, beach toys, bikes, firewood, well behaved dogs (Fiesta Island is an OFFLEASH beach, though there's also a dog park just south of where we hang out). You know, beach stuff :)

You can launch watercraft from the sand on Fiesta Island

Be courteous--give space to those wanting to wear masks. I don't tend to wear one at the beach when there's room around me. But I'm happy to put one on to talk to those who do, and I'm back to hugging those who are comfortable doing so. There's plenty of space to spread out and to sit around and socialize.

Mark your calendars now, it's always a good time!!

If you get lost or can't find us for some reason, I can be reached at six19 six 5 4 nine 7 five 8.

Also for those new to Fiesta Island or who have forgotten, the perimeter road is pretty flat and is great for biking, walking, running, skating/blading, etc...
I have all the best intentions of being there. I say that without checking my calendar, or in particular, 🤐the wife's.🤣