Today was Free Museum Day, so we reserved tickets to San Juan Capistrano in order for D to see one more of the “Thousand Places to See Before You Die”.
First, we stopped for our annual trip to the Original Pancake House with our Entertainment Book BOGO coupon. A vegetarian omelet (with a side of regular pancakes) and an apple pancake were plenty for the four of us.
I thought the mission’s tagline, “Worth a Visit” was kind of funny, but in the end, I must agree.
We had a coupon for two free adult admissions, but paid $6 each for the kids. The price includes an audio tour, and there were separate audio recordings for the adults and kids, which was nice.
Depiction of life at the mission.
D stretching to show how low the doorways were.
The grounds are beautifully maintained…so many photo ops.
Koi fish are both fascinating and freaky creatures. We had a coupon to feed the fish for free, but it wasn’t good until 12:30, so we weren’t able to use it.
I was surprised how much the kids seemed to enjoy it. I think the novelty of having their own audio tour was a big part of it. I guess they will have a head start on their fourth grade California history curriculum.