Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Break

Hello Everyone,
I've been on Spring Break with the rest of the kids! Yesterday we traveled with our oldest son and his family, and my sister Gail to Carmel.

In California, all 4th graders have to write a report about a Californian Mission.  Our grandson Jess, was assigned San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in Carmel, California.  The mission is about a 2-hour drive from our home.  The 21 Missions are located along the coastline of California and played an important role in the history of California.  Back in my 4th grade days, I also had to write a report about the Missions.

It was a beautiful and memorable Palm Sunday at the Mission.  Junipero Serra is buried at this mission.

We had a picnic lunch at Point Lobos State Park.  It was a wonderful day at the coast.  It has been said that the Mission is two gun shots away from the coast......and it is true.  I'm not sure if that where the musket ball or cannon ball lands.  Anyway, it was very close to the coast.

Our lunch spot was a tad windy and you had to hold your paper plate securely!

Now it is time to get back to work, back to quilting, and back to my normal day.  Normal is highly over-rated!



  1. Looked like a beautiful day. I had to do the 4th Grade CA mission report too. We went to Mission Santa Barbara and Mom took all these fabulous pictures for my project. On the way back home, she discovered there was no film in the camera!! She felt so bad. It all worked out though. Instead of great pictures to show, I completed a stitchery project of the mission. Hmm wonder what ever happened to that . . . ?? Thought you'd enjoy the story.

  2. What a fun day! Jess is growing fast, too! Up here in the Northlands, we learned a big nothing about the missions! Guess I'll have to travel more down that way in the future!

  3. We visited that mission several years ago and it was wonderful to see your photos of it. Brought back great memories of a fabulous trip to California.

  4. I love history like this. Your grandson should be able to fill a few pages after this road trip.