Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Leaving San Diego

Friday and Saturday March 26th and 27th 2010

As much as we loved San Diego there was much more to see down the road. P1050782

We are headed to San Clemente up the coast.  This is the first heavy traffic we ran into in California. 

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Along the Pacific Coast Highway.  The higher you are on the hill the bigger your house.  It was a nice drive once we got thru the traffic.  We spent the night at the Wal-Mart in San Clemente, much quieter then the RV park in San Diego.

We got up early Saturday, had a full day planned.  A little site seeing and then off to the beach for a afternoon of sun and relaxation.

Our first stop was San Juan Capistrano, home of the oldest building in California still in use, a Chapel built in 1782.

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The miracle of the Swallows of Capistrano takes place each year at the mission on March 19th St. Joseph’s Day.  The Cliff swallows fly from Goya Argentina each spring to nest in the walls of the old mission.  At summers end on the day of San Juan October 23, they fly back to Goya. 



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Leaving San Juan we drove up the coast to Laguna Beach.  Thirty-five years ago when I was here it was a small town no spot lights an artist community.  I was in shock, a nice place to visit, but boy is it a tourist town now.

After leaving Laguna we headed back to San Clemente to spend the rest of the day on the beach. 


I saw this license plate and had to get a picture, only in California. “FROMMYX”.  Click on the Picture to enlarge.

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Mike’s beach attire.  We did spend the day reading, relaxing, and watching the surfers and sail boats go by. 

That evening we headed back to Wal-Mart  for the night.  In the morning we will be leaving California and heading to Joshua Tree National Park.  


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