Carmel Mission–Second Oldest in State

Historic Carmel Mission was built in 1771 as the second in a chain of 21 missions constructed by Fr. Junipero Serra prior to California’s statehood. His remains are buried on the mission grounds.  A copy of Tremors in the Cloister was donated from us for their library.

The trip to this mission wound up our tour of the Monterey Bay Area.  We spent the last evening in our Carmel-by-the Sea lodging, the Horizon Inn, which was spacious and comfortable, and was on the corner of 3rd and Junipero Streets.  They delivered breakfast to us (and each resident) each morning in a picnic basket with all sorts of treats, including cereal, fruit, milk, juice, and various rolls and condiments. We had a scrumptious dinner at one of the many cozy restaurants.  We didn’t have time to scope out Clint Eastwood’s inn, though we weren’t too far away.  Maybe another chance if we have the opportunity to return.

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