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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Skyline as seen from the Marin Headlands - California

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mission San Juan –Capistrano California–Fabulous


with nothing else scheduled, we decided it was time to see the ocean. . .

We could do a day trip to Mission San Juan in Capistrano
and then continue down the coast,
circling back around through Oceanside,
and back to the RV Park in Menifee. . .

Lake Elsinore

it was a beautiful winding drive over the mountains,
past Lake Elsinore, overlooking Temecula Valley

Paratroopers near Camp Pendleton California

close enough to Camp Pendleton to see the Paratrooper maneuvers. . .

Mission San Juan Capistrano California

and the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano. . .
with the domes of the Basilica in the background. . .

Mission San Juan Capistrano California

such a pretty, pretty place. . .
so much history. . .

Mission San Juan Capistrano California

something beautiful. . .

Mission San Juan Capistrano California

and interesting to see. . .

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around every corner. . .

Bougainvilla - Mission San Juan Capistrano California

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and the gardens were just as lovely as the mission. . .

Olive Grinding Wheel - Mission San Juan Capistrano California   Mission San Juan Capistrano California

as a part of your admission price ($9 for adults)
you were given an audio set
which corresponded with each section. . .

we always enjoy those, as it allows us
to explore at our own pace,
rather than keeping up with a group tour. . .

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and of course, no tour of the Mission
is complete without a mention of
the swallows who return every spring. . .

this year they are scheduled to return
March 19. . .or at least that’s when the
Swallows Return Festival is. . .

hope the birds get their dates right. . .LOL!

I could have spent an entire day. . .
but alas, we still needed to see the ocean. . .

Marine Layer overlooking Pacific Ocean

isn’t it lovely? 
I do believe the marine layer had moved completely in by the time we arrived. . .
so this was our view the entire drive down the coast. . .boo hoo!

Lots more time to explore in the next few months. . .so. . .
better pics coming soon. . .

Trolley Tour of San Diego next. . .

see you there,
Janice and Dave