Tucked away in the San Juan Valley is the tiny town of San Juan Bautista. Founded in 1797 and incorporated in 1869, San Juan Bautista is home to California's largest Catholic mission and the last remaining Spanish plaza in the state. Also noteworthy? The mission is built on (ON!) the San Andreas Fault.
Mom and I puttered around the mission Friday morning, whispering to each other about gorgeous colors, impressive architecture and abundant plant life. The dreariness of the day only added to the creepy charm. Here are just a few shots from our morning at the mission.