Let's continue our tour of San Juan Capistrano today with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Please pay her a visit for more outdoor adventures. Remember the Lemon Blossom League? If you haven't yet seen our tea luncheon please click here, you're in for a treat! I think Candy and I look rather lemony, don't you agree? So, c'mon and follow us girls as we take a walking tour of San Juan Capistrano.
This is a private residence on the historic Los Rios Street, California's oldest neighborhood.
Some homes have been converted into businesses, like this cottage boutique. Allison @ A Little Shabby Always Chic asked me if I visited the shop across the street from the tea house. Yes I did, Allison, and it was wonderful!
This was a vacant house for rent. Guess how much? A whopping $3,500/month and it looks like a fixer, too.
One home was turned into a museum.
A man named Sr. Garcia built this home in the 1800's. According to the docent, he refused to sell his property, then he was murdered. Sounds like something from a Wild West flick. His ghost is reportedly seen on the front porch smoking his cigar. I didn't know ghosts could smoke cigars. Well, no spooks here, let's go inside.
This home, though modest, boasts modern conveniences for its time.
I will no longer complain about my laundry or about my refrigerator space!
I thought the shape of this commode was interesting. Naughty, naughty, someone left the seat up!
Just a couple of blocks over is the famous Mission San Juan Capistrano.
4th grade students in California are required to study the missions and create mission models.
A statue of Father Junipero Serra with a Native American boy greets visitors.
This is the very rustic dining room of the padres.
The Father Serra Chapel is small but ornate. Masses continue to be held here today.
I hope you enjoyed a tour of one of California's gems, San Juan Capistrano. Thanks for visiting and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Till next time,
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