When we were in SoCal last week visiting our friends Don & Robyn, we got to visit Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is just so cool.
It’s tough to beat Father Serra’s chapel — they were doing a big christening when we were there. I think it would be awesome to be baptized there!
And little Morgan loved playing in the grass. This is the perfect destination for kids of any age. Lots of the rooms are set up as they would have been historically, which I loved when I was in elementary school.
“The Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a migratory bird that spends its winters in Goya, Argentina but makes the 6,000-mile (10,000 km) trek north to the warmer climes of theAmerican Southwest in springtime. According to legend the birds first took refuge at the Mission when an irate innkeeper began destroying their mud nests. The Mission’s location near two rivers made it an ideal location for the swallows to nest, as there was a constant supply of the insects on which they feed, and the young birds are well-protected inside the ruins of the old stone church.”
I would love to come back in March someday to see the nests and babies!