Escondido California is just a small blip along the Avocado Highway in Southern California, but trust me this little blip is worth a major stop. We were heading south from the Chino Hills area for a Date with San Diego this November, but we had a week to kill before our reservations, so we booked what we thought was a small campground in the middle of nowhere in order to get some work done. Escondido is a Spanish word meaning “hidden” so we weren't far off with our planned escape from connections. The town is the oldest in San Diego County and is rich in Spanish and Mexican history before the United States took it over in 1850. Now it’s famous for avocados and beer.