On December 4, 1786, Padre Fermin Lasuen of the Franciscan Order found Santa Barbara Mission. The original mission was founded on the feast day of Saint Barbara as the 10th mission for the religious conversion of the local Native American tribe of Chumash.
My Mother in front of the Mission that is built on a rise between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Gnarled trunk of an ancient pepper tree in the ground of Mission Santa Barbara.
My Mother is our first house guest. Since she can only spare 3 nights, J.J. and I decided to reverse the route we recently drove by going North on 101 to Monterey then take Route 1 South.
We had a leisurely stroll through Solvang before having our dinner at the Red Viking Restaurant.
Aloha -- Cathi