Day Trips 2

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On Wednesday we had our last free afternoon and evening of the Sacro Convento… just to give us a bit of energy before the last day on Thurday. People are itching to go home… including me.

10 of us took a ride out to Carmel, CA to visit the tomb of Friar Junipero Serra, the “founder” of the California missions. It’s a nice basilica (with a new Casavant organ) and very interesting museum. It’s fascinating to note that he is most often portrayed in a grey habit, sometimes of the “conventual” cut.

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After dealing with the fact that one friar locked his car keys in the car, and waiting for AAA to come we made our way to Carmel-by-the-Sea and went to the beach to look at the Pacific. We then moved to the quaint village for dinner at this great and reasonable French restaurant, the Patisserie Boisserie.

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