When we woke up in the rest stop, Bob decided we were going to have steak & eggs for our breakfast. He took the portable BBQ, out to a picnic table and started the grilling. I had some left over baked potatoes, which I cut up and fried, I scrambled some eggs, got out the carton of orange juice...it was better than Denney's Grand Slam breakfast! As we headed down the highway near Salinas, I spotted a Mervyn's off to the side and he went off at the next exit and we made our way back to the shopping center. Mervyn's was once of my favorite stores here in my town but last fall the "big wigs" of Mervyn's closed all the stores in Washington and Oregon. Anyway, I went on a little shopping spree...while Bob took his mid-morning nap in the camper. They had great sales going on (as always) and I really made a haul !
Our next stop was the Mission San Juan Bautista. It is a State of California Historic Park. This mission was founded in 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. We've been to many missions on previous travels and this was certainly an impressive one. The chapel is still being used...has a daily Mass for those who live locally and are just passing thru.
"This park is adjacent to one of California's 21 Franciscan missions. The location was once the largest town in central California and the hub of travel between northern and central California. The mission is owned and operated by the Catholic Church and has been in continuous use since July 1, 1812.
After a walking tour of the mission and later down the road some lunch we continued on to our next destination...San Francisco.
Until next time.......Linda