Love this sign! This is a place I wish we had more time to visit. We got here a little later than we had hoped for so we had to rush through a bit. That's ok though, because now we know we want to come back again.
San Juan Bautista is very quaint with antique shops all long the "downtown" area. The girls loved it and the boys (happily?) endured it. And guess what I found? A large golden yellow pyrex bowl like my mother had. I remember her using it for potato salad. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! See the rooster? These guys were everywhere and it just added to the coolness of it all.
Thanks girls for posing next to this little lady here. Michelle is happy to pose and as you can see Laurel is just humoring me. Not sure why Laurel couldn't have just gotten into her stage acting face for me.
Everywhere I tell ya.
This was my third visit to Mission San Juan Bautista. My first visit was when I was in 4th grade studying California Missions. Our school class came here for a field trip. It was familiar like all of California. It's just home to me. Anyway, we didn't go on the tour due to our late arrival, but we walked around the grounds and really liked it. The weather was warm with a slight breeze. Aahhhhh....
This is the El Camino Real mission bell. These bells are dotted along the 101 freeway symbolizing the trail that the..............enlarge the picture below and you can read it all better than I can tell you.
This is the mission cemetery but look to your right behind Father Serra. Fields of freshly planted and soon to be planted produce. Not pastures like around here in Leavitt, which I do like, but fields. Ok, I guess we have wheat fields.
I stood in this very spot, let's see, over 41 years ago during my class field trip. Ouch, that is a mighty long time ago. Ouch, again!
* I thought I had found the picture of me in 4th grade, but it's a no go *