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Mission San Juan Capistrano

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.

L to R: Victoria, Nicole, Elizabeth, Sarah, Joanna, Josiah (front), Jeffrey, Jeri, Justin, Tim, Jason. Click for Full Size.
L to R: Victoria, Nicole, Elizabeth, Sarah, Joanna, Josiah (front), Jeffrey, Jeri, Justin, Tim, Jason. Click for full size.
L to R: Justin, Nicole, Elizabeth, Jason, Josiah (front), Sarah, Jeffrey, Victoria, Joanna, Tim, Jeri. Click for full size.
L to R: Justin, Nicole, Elizabeth, Jason, Josiah (front), Sarah, Jeffrey, Victoria, Joanna, Tim, Jeri. Click for full size.
Elizabeth in arch. Click for full size.
Elizabeth in arch. Click for full size.

The Mission had gardens, a vineyard, wine press, and much more.

L to R: Sarah, Joanna, Nicole, and Victoria
L to R: Sarah, Joanna, Nicole, and Victoria. Click for full size.
Front to Back: Josiah, Elizabeth, Victoria, Joanna, Sarah, Nicole, Jeri. Click for full size.
Front to Back: Josiah, Elizabeth, Victoria, Joanna, Sarah, Nicole, Jeri. Click for full size.

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.

Jeffrey Made a Mission Arch with Elizabeth Behind. Click for full size.
Jeffrey made a Mission Arch with Elizabeth behind. Click for full size.

Here’s Nicole being photo-bombed.

Nicole. Click for full size.
Nicole Click for full size.