Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fruit-Picking Road Trip Part Three

After we picked fruit, we stopped for some delicious Mexican food at El Rey (fabulous salsa).
Then we stopped, serendipitously, at San Antonio de Pala, on the Pala Indian Reservation. This mission was an asistencia, or submission, the only one still in existence in the California mission system. It is still an active church with regular services. The rough floor in the chapel is original to 1816, and the paintings were done by Native Americans. The campanile is free standing, which is unique in the mission system. Very pretty and atmospheric.

Across the street is the Pala store, with this great old crusty sign.
And here are some more photos in the persimmon orchard. Just a lovely, lovely autumn road trip...

1 comment:

JuJu said...

Lovely! My favorite picture is the one with the candles. Thank you for sharing!!