Tuesday, August 31, 2010

California Missions

Being from San Antonio, home of the most popular tourist site in the whole great state of Texas-- THE ALAMO!! I was excited to see that California has missions too. Little did I know that there are 21 missions that extend from the San Diego area to north of San Francisco! Each mission is located on the "Royal Highway" along to coastline or just off highway 1. While venturing to Los Angeles for a relaxing weekend I stopped to see a few missions along my way. Here are some of my favorite pictures- enjoy!

In 1906 guidepost bells were placed along the El Camino Real to guide early travelers and preserve this historic route which linked California's missions beginning in 1789.

guidepost bell

San Fernando

Santa Barbara

San Miguel

San Luis Obispo


San Juan Bautista

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sequoia National Park

General Sherman

Giants of the Forest Museum

sequoia cone
sugar pine cone

Moro Rock

Tunnel Tree

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kings Canyon Natl Park

General Grant

Fallen Monarch

Panoramic Point

McGee/ Sunset

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yoesmite Natl Park- day 2

Bridalveil Falls

Glacier Point

Half Dome

McGurk Meadow

Pioneer History Center