Day 1 - travel to Buena Park, CA to visit Knott's Berry Farm, had a great time "Supreme Scream" "Xcelerator" and "Silver Bullet" where awesome. Spent the night at the "Rodeway Inn" just out the front gate of Knott's, nothing spectacular but for the price it's ok.
Day 2 - hit the road heading for the Palm Springs, CA. area for a trip up the "Palm Springs Aerial Tramway" which takes you to the top of "Mount San Jacinto" a state park, the views from a top are absolutely magnificent, great for a day trip or for overnight back packing or camping outings, there is also a restaurant at the top for dining.
Day 3 - spent in Santan, AZ area visiting family
DAY 4 - the return drive to San Diego, CA was a great outing