The BF, sick with the flu, has been out of the picture, too.
Rancho Canada del Oro, a hike I did a year ago. Good choice. On the drive into the park, I had to brake for, wait, wait for it, no not aliens but several turkeys! We did encounter a lot of funny looking mushrooms; I tried not to think they might be incubating tiny aliens. We met some people who thought we might be bird watchers. No, more like alien watchers. They were out to burn off the bubbly.