Mission San Francisco Solano De Sonoma

Mission San Francisco Solano De Sonoma

Background The California Mission in Sonoma is the northernmost of the missions and the last that was built.  It was the only mission built after Mexico gained its independence from Spain.   The eager founder of the Mission, Fr. Jose Altimira wanted to move the...
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

One of the smaller California Missions that I’ve visited is in a little town off of Highway 101.   It can be found amid a number of farms in the small town of Soledad.     There isn’t a lot to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, but it is cute and still...
Mission San Juan Bautista

Mission San Juan Bautista

One of the best California Missions I’ve gone too so far is the Mission San Juan Bautista. The full name is The Mission of the Glorious Precursor of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Saint John the Baptist.  What makes this a good place to visit is that in addition to the...