South to My Sisters

The fog rolled in overnight so I wasn’t in a big hurry to head out. I wanted to be able to see the ocean on my drive down the PCH. When I finally left I had no idea Waze was taking me on the inland route. I had all day so I hopped off the freeway and turned around and went back to Oxnard to start over!

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Nice day for a drive!

There was still a bit of fog and it was definitely on the cooler side, but I had my coat and the Bug had heated seats so it was fine.

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There wasn’t much traffic and I made good time driving down to LA.

I took the PCH to the 10 to the 405 and finally arrived at San Juan Capistrano.

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The original mission

The mission was established on All Saint’s Day by Saint Serra in 1776.

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Museum rooms with lots of artifacts.

It is surrounded by beautiful grounds.

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No swallows

I stopped at the Starbucks across the street and picked up a box of fruit and cheese and an iced coffee and then headed south again. Just past the nuclear plant at San Onofre I stopped at the vista point for a parking lot picnic.

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Looking north you can just barely make out the nuclear plant. The marines were practicing at Camp Pendleton just south of the Vista Point so there was a constant boom from their tanks.

I got back on the 5 until I reached Oceanside so I could cruise through Carlsbad and take pictures for my sister.

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Carlsbad!

When I arrived at the hotel I learned Lisa was still packing so I dumped out my suitcase and walked across the street to Old Town.

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Old Town San Diego. So much fun!

Most of the shops were closed, but I did catch a muralist at work…

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Art!

And some traditional dance!

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These dancers were fantastic. Also, loved their traditional dresses.

I stopped into a cantina for dinner before I headed back.

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Sangria because its important to stay hydrated.

Tomorrow I find a Laundromat and meet up with my sisters!

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About isherri

I'm the Director of Consultative Services at big time education publisher and a half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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