Mission San Miguel, Paso Robles, California

This morning I departed Monterey, California at about 5:00 AM and started my drive to Prescott, Arizona.  I spent about 6 weeks in California during this trip and would love to say longer but I have a planed motorbike ride with a friend next week.  If the weather permits, we are going to try to drive our dual-sport bikes from Prescott to the Grand Canyon on dirt trails.  Today’s drive was not one for sight-seeing because it was raining almost all the way into Arizona.  I did manage to stop along the way at the beautiful Mission San Miguel. The rain stopped long enough for me to take a few pictures.  The Mission is located about 120 miles south east of Monterey, California and just a few miles north of Paso Robles on HWY 101.  The sun was just cresting the mountains to the east and the Mission was wonderfully illuminated at 7:30 AM.  Founded in 1797 along the Salinas River and surrounded by numerous fresh water wells, the Mission is one of many along the California Coast.  The great thing about arriving so early is that there were only a few other people there so taking pictures was pretty easy!  

 
Below, a few pictures of the Mission San Miguel, a few miles north of Paso Robles on HWY 101.

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.