Wednesday, October 18, 2006

PHOTOGRAPHS: La Purisima Mission

A couple of years ago, when the boys were about eight months, my mom flew out to give me and my husband a chance to have a mini-break. It was so strange to leave the boys behind. We had neve even been away from them for more than a few hours and never together. But, we knew it would be good for everyone, especially us, to go on a trip. We chose Santa Barbara. A short drive so we did not feel like we were too far away but far enough that it was not a place we would do a day trip to. We spent many hours walking around on of the most beautiful old missions in California. The La Purisima Mission near Lompoc, CA.

This mission is hidden in the hills of the beautiful wine country of the Santa Barbara valley/Central Coast. There are gorgeous fields to walk around and in February the hills are very green as the hot California sun has not turned the green into golden rolling hills of dried grasses. The day might be hot but the thick stone walls keep the interiors so cool. I went later in the year during the heat of the summer and it was still cool inside.

Here are some snapshots of the beautiful old buildings.


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La Purisima Mission

La Purisima Mission

La Purisima Mission

La Purisima Mission

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to leave Hayley upstairs with a sitter while I host our Halloween party downstairs. I'm dreading it. She's going through the clingy stage and I'm sure she's going to freak out.

artizen flair said...

I adore the photographs you took on this trip Gabriella. They're gorgeous! I know how hard it is as a parent separating from your children, but it is also paramount for you and your husband to spend some quality time together to endulge in each others company undisturbed every once in a while. It looks like you both had a very romantic and wonderful time. Good on you <3

Gabriella True said...

Well I hope my mom comes for my birthday this year so we can get away.