|4/24 - The state of the sign denoting the location of Mission Santa Cruz is a hint: don't bother. No mission, shabby little museum. My last history stop was disappointing but the six other missions I visited were both interesting and beautiful. I bid farewell to El Camino Real and headed home via Highway 1, a two lane winding coastal drive, for one more nature fix. Even in the fog it was beautiful. I stopped to picnic at Bean Hollow beach, a family favorite, and then came on home to put Quo Vadis out to pasture until next trip. Thanks for joining me this spring on the Royal Road.