This summer my little nine-year-old son and I will travel west to find a new adventure. And what will that adventure be, you ask? To explore a hidden valley outside of San Diego named Escondido, which when translated means “hidden.”

My whole family, including aunts, uncles and cousins – all live there. The little travel trailer, remodeled with hardwood floors, white painted cabinets, and flowery wallpaper borders will be parked in an RV park by tall palm trees (my son’s favorite tree) and a swimming pool.

But even better, our little house in the RV park will also be next door to my parents little house. Or close to, anyway. So, we look forward to our summer adventure. But most of all, we look forward to being with family.