Mission San Juan Bautista is very old. It was founded in 1797. Construction on the current building began in 1803. We had a great tour of the grounds while waiting for our friends. Look at how old the brick archway is. This giant bell hangs at the entrance of the Mission. The historic El Camino Real (The Kings Highway) lies behind the Mission. El Camino Real served as a road the missionaries used to travel. All 21 missions are on this ancient trail. I'm so glad that we were able to walk on it. All the doors in the Mission have cat holes so the cats can chase away all the mice that like to visit from the fields. Because the Mission lies along the San Andreas fault, it needed to be restored after a bad earthquake in the 1800's. During the reconstruction, workers laid out wet tiles to dry in the sun. Coyotes must have wanted to get to the cats or the mice because they left an imprint on dozens of tiles that are now spread throughout the main church floor. There were people camping out in front of the Mission. Look at those funny chairs. I wonder if they're comfortable? Daddy worked hard all day filming. We had fun with Mommy exploring this historic monument.
I am a 6 year old American Eskimo. I live with my Mommy, Daddy, and sister, Sierra. I enjoy long walks, hikes, camping, and going to Lake Tahoe. I love to play. My Daddy is my favorite toy...I love to bite his hands. I love my parents very much and they love me.