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No, San Diego’s not in the Mojave Desert

I’m standing in the parking lot of the the old Kelso, Calif., train station last week and a beat up old Toyota Camry approaches. “Is this San Diego?” I swear the passenger asked me. They looked like young college students on a road trip. “Our GPS doesn’t work.”

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Old Highway 80 The well-preserved former U.S. 80 in eastern San Diego County has all the charms of driving on an old country highway. It's Chapter 1 in Joyrides Around San Diego.
Blair Valley Take an easy, off-pavement drive on the western edge of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It's good for off-road novices with all-wheel-drive vehicles. Discover beautiful desert vistas, history and have fun all in a couple of hours from San Diego. Chapter 9 in Joyrides Around San Diego.