My dad would have LOVED this koi pond. The koi were humongous.
The sun came out for a little while!
Also, how cool is this green wall? Nature's insulation. How long will it take to grow this on my house?
The mission bells are still rung for special occasions, always by a member of the Garcia Cruz family, descendants of the original bellringer Jose. They ring for the swallows' return and deaths in the family.
Then we headed to the Hidden House for a cup of Mayan hot chocolate to warm our bellies.
For dinner, the Fisherman's Restaurant for a healthy dose of seafood. Oysters Rockefeller, fisherman's chowder, bucket o' clams, tangy warm sourdough bread. The restaurant is right on the pier in San Clemente, and I'll bet the views are stunning at sunset on a day when the rain isn't coming in sideways and the wind doesn't steal your umbrella.
Staycation tres is coming soon, so stay tuned!