California Missions

La Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

We visited La Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad “The Mission of Our Lady of Solitude” this weekend as part of our return from Santa Barbara. We are working on getting to all 21 California Missions and Soledad made #5. The location was selected primarily to shorten the distance between Missions, it lies between Mission Carmel and… Read More La Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

California Missions

California Missions: Mission San Miguel

We have been listening to a podcast about California history, and Mission San Miguel came highly recommended. So we were excited to make this our 4th Mission visit on our quest to see all 21 California Missions. K was sleeping when we arrived, so we made this a mother-daughter visit while Chris stayed in the car with him.… Read More California Missions: Mission San Miguel

California Missions

California Missions: Mission San Jose

The quest to visit all 21 California Missions continues with Mission San Jose in Fremont. This one is only 35 minutes from our apartment, so the kids and I made a special trip on Saturday morning. The original Mission church was built in 1809 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1868. In 1985 the replacement, designed just… Read More California Missions: Mission San Jose

California Missions

California Missions: San Francisco de Asís

On our quest to visit all 21 of the California Missions, we stopped by San Francisco de Asís this weekend. The mission was originally founded in 1776 with the still standing mission building constructed in 1791. The adjacent basilica was finished in 1918 after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed the brick church that sat on that… Read More California Missions: San Francisco de Asís