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!
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.
I took the PCH to the 10 to the 405 and finally arrived at San Juan Capistrano.
The mission was established on All Saint’s Day by Saint Serra in 1776.
It is surrounded by beautiful grounds.
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.
I got back on the 5 until I reached Oceanside so I could cruise through Carlsbad and take pictures for my sister.
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.
Most of the shops were closed, but I did catch a muralist at work…
And some traditional dance!
I stopped into a cantina for dinner before I headed back.
Tomorrow I find a Laundromat and meet up with my sisters!