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!


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.


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.


The original mission

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


Museum rooms with lots of artifacts.

It is surrounded by beautiful grounds.


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.


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.



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.


Old Town San Diego. So much fun!

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



And some traditional dance!


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

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


Sangria because its important to stay hydrated.

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


About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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