Today, December 31, 2013, we visited the mission at San Juan Capistrano. Jason got 11 complimentary tickets because the mission is a client of the graphic design company that he is working for. Tim worked a half day at Financial Tools. They picked him up in the van and we made the short drive down there.
The Mission was founded in 1776. They built the Great Stone Church which was the largest church at its time west of the Mississippi. Unfortunately an earthquake in 1812 destroyed most of the church. You can see the remains in the background.
The Mission had gardens, a vineyard, wine press, and much more.
They had a “hands-on” area for children to learn. They had blocks with instructions showing how to build a mission arch. As part of his work with the graphic design company, Jason designed the instructional graphic on the wall.
Here’s Nicole being photo-bombed.