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Oct 27, 2016 - Day 41, Friday October 14

We took some time to visit and lunch with old friends, Doris and Dennis Drake. My Aunt Virginia was able to join us. We met in San Juan Capistrano were we had lunch at the Mozart Cafe. The food was awesome! If you are in the area, you really need to treat yourself. After lunch we took a self guided tour of the mission. Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded as the 7th of 9 missions established by Saint Serra on November 1, 1776. It would become, ultimately one of 21 California missions to be built.

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Oct 23, 2012 - Santa Barbara

Drove up to Santa Barbara today. As we get into central California I am starting to like California better. Santa Barbara is a beautiful town. Palm trees, the ocean, mountains, it is a picture post card, a quick look around lets you know why Oprah decided to build here. We had a late lunch at Brophy Brothers Seafood Restaurant. When John & Cor walked in they realized they had eaten there when they were on their trip 20 years ago. The food was fabulous and the view breathtaking. We liked our RV park, but it was 20 miles out of town, so we...

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Oct 21, 2012 - San Juan Capistrano

OK one word to describe Southern California – Yawn. Until you get to the coast, it is desert, ugly and a pain to drive. Once you’re on the coast, it’s a lot of little beach towns. We can see those in Florida, without the 3,000 mile drive. So SoCal is officially off my “gotta go back there list”. We are in Oceanside California. We went to a restaurant called Henesey’s for breakfast this morning. It’s a place Corrine & John went to when they were doing a motorcycle tour of the California coast, 20 years ago, for their 25th wedding annivery....

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Feb 17, 2011 - San Juan Capistrano

Finally, on the 17th, we took a day to play tourist and drove the 45 miles to San Juan Capistrano to see the mission. If we had known “The King’s Speech” was showing there, we would have planned our day better and would have been able to do both. But, we saw the mission – such a beautiful and special place. It seems I've heard about the missions of California for most of my life. Since The Mission at San Juan Capistrano was so close, this was a good time to see it. The weather was another glorious day. Here it was in February and the...

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Nov 23, 2010 - Mission San Juan Capistrano

We woke up to sunshine and mild temperatures and decided to head for Mission San Juan Capistrano which is only about a 45 minute drive from where we are staying. Traffic was busy but not outrageous. It is rather scary when the motorcycles drive between the lanes of cars on the highway and weave in and out of traffic. In California this is legal—what were they thinking when they made that law? San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 by Father Junipero Serra. It really reminded us of the old TV show “Cisco Kid” which would show some of the...

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Jan 28, 2010 - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Driving down from San Dimas to San Diego was more of the same--freeways, freeways, freeways all the way. We tried to program Hal to stop at triple A along the way to get maps and info for Arizona, but even though Hal said she'd take us there, she didn't. Hmmm. And we were past the place, long past, before we realized she was being independent again. So we must learn more unassailable instructions for the future. We were able to wrest ourselves from her instructions and stop in San Juan Capistrano, however. It was there we had our first...

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