Friday, September 6, 2013

And we're back again . . . and a little peek into the Old Mission San Juan Bautista

You know, you fall out of the habit of blogging, even for just a couple of days, and it's like pulling teeth to get back into it. Your brain just goes kind of dead and you have no idea what to say and you're digging through pictures wondering what on earth you post

At least I have a good excuse for this two week furlough: MY MOM CAME TO VISIT!!! :]

Chilling at the best burger place in town--J.J.'s Burgers
  For her birthday, my mom asked to fly out here to Cali to spend five days with Chris and me. So my Dad made it happen, she jumped on a jet plane, and I tried to fluff up the guestroom futon . . . we're high class like that.
 We spent her first day touring our little town, the next in Monterey, then Pinnacles, and then Carmel. We did a lot of sightseeing, ate great food, and lovely conversation.
You never realize how much you miss someone until you see them again and then they're gone again. Just can't wait to see her and the fam again!

For now, here are some pics from our little jaunt around San Juan Bautista and the Mission

A cross in the Mission graveyard

I LOVED the restored books--hymnals and Bibles  . . . I guess those are the only books you'd find in a monastery--on display in the Mission.

And then the roses in the Mission garden? To DIE for. I have never seen more perfect roses.
Absolutely stunning.

They had an arbor covered in passion vines, and, for some reason, all the honeybees wanted THIS blossom. Seriously, there was like a waiting line to snuggle up to this beauty.
It made me smile.


  1. I think the missions here are so beautiful! In third grade we studied California missions and got extra credit for each one we visited, so my friends' moms took us on a little road trip and we got to see quite a few gorgeous spots, including San Juan Bautista!

  2. Time spent with family always speeds by and before you know it, they're gone again!! Glad you had a fun time!

  3. Seriously, are moms the best or what? For my birthday in July, my mom drove up from Texas and cooked me dinner! And dessert. It was amazing.

  4. I just love all these pictures, looks like such a cool place. Glad you got some mama time...we all need it :)


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