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Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour DrF. Other than a living museum does the mission have a function today ? Very comprehensive collection of photos and well described too. There must be a long and interesting story to these missions - other than teaching religion. Fascinating history of a new country. Thanks.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks the comment Garry. Yes the mission still functions as a place of worship. But the main place of worship is the new basilica which is right next door. Today it is mostly a museum.
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

California Girl ·
Thanks for sharing that site. I have lived in Southern California just about my whole life and never knew of this wonderful place.
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a very pretty place to visit or stay at. Here's a link to some outside photos of the Mission in from a prior post on TravelGumbo.
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Where Gumbo Was #8.5: San Xavier de Bac Mission, Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
     Gumbo was visiting the Mission of San Xavier del Bac in Arizona, between Tucson and Green Valley, and once again WorkerBee gets the nod for catching him at it!  Original puzzle HERE. The mission is the oldest...
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Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to ace traveling sleuths, PortMoresby and TravelRob, for recognizing Mission San Juan Capistrano!  That's indeed where Gumbo was.  Jonathan L also suggested the Los Angeles Mission, which I've never visited but...
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Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
I love honesty in advertising!  When a place as historically famous as Mission San Juan Capistrano tells you it's "Worth a Visit", it's not only a believable claim but likely one of the most understated in all of California.  Founded in 1776...
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Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
The last of the great urban rail terminals to be built, Los Angeles Union Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary this years. It's not the largest of big city terminals; the age of the automobile was well under way, and the aviation age was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's famous for its swallows (which sadly hardly return to the mission at all anymore, rather building their nests on newer buildings in the area), there's a lot of things to see and enjoy at Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Besides the ruins...
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One Year Mission to Mars Underway in Hawaii

Travel Rob ·
  Last week, six people began a year-long mission to Mars simulation on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. The volunteers sealed themselves inside a dome habitat intent on studying how deep space missions can maintain...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 30, 2015: Mission Inn, Riverside

DrFumblefinger ·
  In many respects, Riverside, California, is a forgettable city -- one of dozens you drive by on the freeways of the sunny Southland.  Besides its university, it does have one interesting landmark, known for its beautiful Spanish...
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2015: Mission Island, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Mission Island is located in Lake Superior, just off the shore from the city of Thunder Bay (which it happens to be part of).   Mission Island is a fairly large island, only accessible by car via one bridge, and by train via two bridges.  ...
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San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Marilyn Jones ·
  July 5 was a big day for San Antonio, Texas and history lovers the world over when San Antonio Missions was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in...
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Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, California
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April 25, 2018: Five Bells on the Riverwalk - San Antonio, Tx

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Riverwalk in San Antonio and explains what the five bells on the Arneson River Stage represent.
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It is spectacular and I was impressed it's become such a transportation hub.The chairs are really comfortable. If your waiting there, remember Olvera St, is across the street and Chinatown and Little Tokyo are just a few blocks away!
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

IslandMan ·
I just love the art deco style of this place; so iconic and almost dateless...thanks PH
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Re: Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

PortMoresby ·
Somewhere I've got a snapshot of a very young me with a tiny lady holding an object who had insisted my friend take our picture in the garden together. It was in the village of Petra, Majorca and she officiated at the small museum commemorating Junipero Serra's birthplace. I was spending the summer on the island and every student educated in California knows his name almost as well as their own. The address of my high school was El Camino Real, Father Serra's road from mission to mission and...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
The lovely lilies make it a bit easier to swallow the disappearance of the birds... Sorry for the bad pun, but this cartoon may explain why the swallows don't "come back to Capistrano!"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

DrFumblefinger ·
That is truly excellent news! Thanks for sharing it, Marilyn. I love these old missions and I'm glad more USA sites are finally being recognized. Seems the UNESCO committee views North America as it's "Orphan continent".
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Travel Luver ·
I haven't visited these places since I was a kid but remember how cool I thought they were. I need to get back there soon....
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