The most southwestern point in the continental United States

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When the real estate bubble burst around 2008 and everyone decided to stay home on staycations, I decided to stay, too.

I set out to explore everything that San Diego County had to offer.

That was when I first discovered the most southwestern point in the continental United States.

It’s called Border Field State Park.

Border Field State Park in San Diego County, CaliforniaPictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Border Field State Park makes the local headlines quite often because it is the only place where U.S. and Mexican families that are separated by fences and walls can go say hello to each other…. But only during certain times, and when those times are announced, headlines are made!

Border Field State Park in San Diego County, California

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Road and safety conditions change frequently, and the vehicle gate is closed Monday through Friday. Other weird things…. Here is a great gateway web site to Border Field State Park.

On a recent trip to Border Field, I found a new fence. Looks like this (click on picture for a huger version):

Fence at Border Field State Park, Imperial Beach, California

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

The dohickeys hanging on the fence are mosaics created by schoolchildren throughout the area and feature wildlife that can be found at Border Field State Park. Here are some close-ups of the mosaics:

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Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

There are a great number of horse rental businesses in the area, and I can highly recommend a horse ride to the beach where you can actually ride the horse ON the beach, the only place in San Diego County where you can do that.

Border Field State Park in San Diego County, California

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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