Saturday, May 19, 2007

"Hey! it's a nice day out!"

Said James, "So we should go somewhere!"

San Juan Capistrano Mission
So with a flip of a coin (heads = north, tails = south), we headed south. We really didn't have much of a plan other than a direction. Then we saw the sign and ended up at the San Juan Capistrano Mission. I haven't been to this mission since my sisters and I were kids and our parents took us on road trips. My memory of this mission was very foggy. I remember the Santa Barbara Mission trip better for some reason. There must have been a lot of renovations done because nothing looked familiar, then again it was been a couple of decades since I've been here.

Saturday (1)

I came onto this corridor and I don't know why but I just had to take a picture of it. It wasn't that easy, I had to wait until for people to leave!

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There were some restoration being done at the altar in the Serra Chapel.
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When the Great Stone Church was devastated by an earthquake in 1812. Conservation was completed in 2004.
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San Clemente Beach
Afterwards, we got back on the freeway and continued going south. We tried going to Dana Point but the 10th Annual Doheny Blues Festival was going on and Al Green was performing so everything was blocked off. It took us a while to get out of that mess! We finally got on PCH and ended up in San Clemente Beach. It was a bit overcast but there were still a lot of people out. The train tracks separate the beach from the main street and every once in a while pedestrian traffic stops.

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Not too many people on the pier. Some fishing, others walking and more exercising.
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For some reason, the water was looking very brown today. Didn't stop people from going in though...
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Jim: The Donut Man
The trek south pretty much ended there. At about 5:30 pm, Celia calls and says that we have to take a trip to Glendora.

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Just another typical Saturday...


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