On the way back from Southern California we stopped at the Mission San Juan Batista. I like this mission since it has a section of the historical El Camino Real, the kings highway. This is the road the mission founders used when setting up and supplying the missions.
We also came across an old Cork Oak Tree.
Quercus suber is the tree which cork for wine bottles comes from. The bark is peeled off every so often to manufacture the cork. Monica stands beside the tree.
If you love early California history, and a town that seems right out of the past, make sure you stop at The Mission San Juan Batista. http://sjbca.com/