One blissful day on our spring break, my family and I took a trip to a quaint old Spanish town in California. It was a place we’ve explored before, but that was 3 years ago.
San Juan Capistrano.
Just the name sounds inspiring doesn’t it? Wait till you see the places.
We were blessed with clear blue skies and warm sunshine, and we had such a nice time that I wish I could repeat it all over again tomorrow! Leave a comment below to join us for the next trip! *wink*
It wasn’t a specific part of the town we were visiting…just sight seeing, taking it easy, and enjoying the day. But it was definitely a treat for me in the middle of the busyness of the semester.
An adventure awaiting at the end of the road
Cruising past the beautiful Pacific
Welcome to Old Town San Juan Capistrano
A variety of paths to take
San Juan Capistrano has charming Spanish style buildings
and a very old and famous Spanish Mission…
…alongside rustic Western buildings still standing since the 1700s
The little ones also got the chance to visit a small petting zoo.
It was one of the highlights of their day to see goats, sheep, turkeys,
ponies and any other farm animal you can think of- including llamas!
You can see the delight and amazement on their faces!
and stopping to pose…
After the petting zoo, we wandered around the “downtown” area,
which had a variety of beautiful architecture to look at
including adorable little shops
and charming looking restaurants
…and costumed Spanish dancers, to make it look authentic.
(actually we happened upon these ladies who were going to be in a parade
and we asked if we could take their picture. They were nice enough to pose too!)
after so much walking and sightseeing we needed an energy boost,
so we wandered into a cafe, where everyone shared a mocha
and I found this little munchkin sitting on the stairs there…lol!
finally we meandered into the quite part of town,
slowly walking down some country style roads with cozy little houses
where birds chirped in the trees
and then I saw it….
My heart nearly stopped beating at the sight.
Isn’t this just the perfect little house?
It’s right out of the storybooks!
and this mailbox is another dreamy sight isn’t it…
And this rustic medieval looking door was another one of my favorites…
So ladies and gentlemen, that is how our journey ends.
This has been a post with the most pictures I’ve ever posted- literally. It took me forever to post because of the time it takes for u.p.l.o.a.d.i.n.g, so I hope you do enjoy it. If you do, please leave a comment, it will seriously make my day, and give me the impression that I didn’t just waste my time doing this. ‘Cause my sister wants to wring my neck because I didn’t finish helping her with the spring cleaning! Gotta skitter. 😉