Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 641: Lake Mission Viejo - Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park

Lake Mission Viejo

Day #641 * Hike #756 * New Track #624
Saturday August 18, 2012
Lake Mission Viejo - Mission Viejo, California
Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park
My Tripometer: 2 Hours * 1.25 Miles * +75 Feet
 Flags of Many Nations!

From Los Angeles, head south on I-5 and take exit 96B, the 133 North.  Stay on 133 for three miles and exit 241 South.  Take this for 5 miles and take exit 22A, Portola Parkway.  (I didn't actually come this way today but if I recall, there is a $3.00 toll on the 133 & 241.  Also, please note there are two Portola exits so be sure to take the right one).  Turn right on Portola and then continue straight on to Santa Margarita.  Less than a mile down, turn right on Marguerite Parkway.  Another 0.7 miles, turn left on Olympiad.  The park entrance will be less than a quarter mile down on your left.  Lake Mission Viejo is across the street.

 The back of the park

Looks like there will be a concert tonight?
From Long Beach, we drove to our hotel, checked in and then met up at the soccer field.  There was still time before Alyssa's game so as usual, I turned it into the hike.  I breezed through the soccer fields and then climbed back up the hill to see what all the commotion was about.  I snapped this shot and then walked back to the soccer fields just in time for the first game.
The Camarillo Eagles faced off against the Arsenal Futbol Club.  Arsenal is arguably one of the finest soccer programs in the land.  To make matter worse for our Eagles, our goalie from last year left our squad to join Arsenal.  We have been left with no goalie and throughout these tournaments, the girls have been taking turns.
End result of this game, Arsenal 2 - Eagles 0!  Arsenal did not yield a single goal the entire tournament.  They won all five games to take home the top prize.  Our Eagles redeemed themselves with a 1 - 0 victory against Laguna later that day and then beat another team 3 - 1.  Alyssa was not herself yet she managed to score one of the goals.
More hikes to come...

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