On Sunday morning, we drove into San Luis Obispo and visited the San Luis Obispo Mission in between services. The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded by Father Junipero Serra on 1 September, 1772 and was named after Saint Louis, the Bishop of Toulouse, France. The Mission is located in the "Valley of the Bears", so named due to the abundance of grizzlies in the area at the time.
The trees and flowers in and around the mission were so lush.
I was really hoping for a few days away this summer. After the 4th of July, Doug had a 3-day weekend and opted to take the following Monday off and so away we went. He had never spent any time in the San Luis Obispo area and I was interested in showing Hearst Castle to the kids. It had been almost 20 years since my last visit to the castle. So, we decided to give the area a go. It took us about 6 hours to get there and as our lodging wasn't ready when we arrived, we decided to have lunch at the Apple Farm. It had been recommended for breakfast but we enjoyed our lunch there as well. Afterwards we walked around the Inn and the Old Mill.
The flowers were beautiful.