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Sierra Club Outing: San Juan Capistrano

On the foggy morning of October 26, 2013, my friends Lori, Hedy, and our new friend Tina, (her son is Oprah’s Chef Jesse!) boarded the Pacific Surfliner to meet up with the Sierra Club in San Juan Capistrano.

A local resident, Dave Davidson, took us on an architectural tour of the Los Rios District, which is the oldest neighborhood in California. I recommend adding that tour to your itinerary if you go down to see the mission. It’s a very nice neighborhood with cute houses and wonderful old adobes. Dave’s house is on the tour!

We had a delicious lunch on the patio of L’Hirondelle and then walked over to join the group for a tour of the mission. For those following along, this is California’s 7th mission and the 3rd one that I’ve been to.

I loved the gardens, aqueducts, and the ruins of “The Great Stone Church”, which was the victim of the 7.0 Wrightwood earthquake on December 8, 1812.

Do I need to remind you that you can click on an image to see the full picture and any captions?