|10:00 am Thursday morning - meeting Lucky and Trena at their Outdoor Resort.|
|Highway 74 south|
|Lucky led the ride to Oceanside - we led the ride back on Friday.|
|Lucky and Trena riding the great southern California countryside.|
|The Pier @ Oceanside, CA|
|A long and pleasant walk to the end of the pier.|
|Beautiful winter weather here means temperatures hovering in the mid to high 70's|
|Riding the beach shoreline in Oceanside|
|Arrival at our hotel in Carlsbad.|
|A view through Jeanette's glass of wine at our casual dinner spot on the beach.|
|Morning view from our hotel|
|View from our hotel room|
|While Face Timing Easton and his mom, Easton (two years of age) asked to see our motorcycle.|
|L-R- Lucky, Jeanette and Trena @ Dana Point.|
Mission San Juan Capistrano began as a missionary's dream over 200 years ago, and today continues to be a unique part of Orange County's history. The story of the San Juan Capistrano swallows who return every year on March 19, St. Joseph's Day, as told by Father St. John O'Sullivan is the communities best known legend.
|The Mission at San Juan Capistrano|
At dawn on St. Joseph’s Day, the little birds arrive and begin rebuilding their mud nests, which are clinging to the ruins of the Great Stone Church of San Juan Capistrano. The arches of the two story, vaulted Great Stone Church were left bare and exposed, as the roof collapsed during the earthquake of 1812.
|The bells of San Juan Capistrano|
|A view of the Mission from inside the gates.|
|Riding east on Highway 74 - from San Juan Capistrano - heading towards Lake Elsinore.|
|Lake Elsinore from high elevations.|
|Taking a break|
|A CHP helicopter (California Highway Patrol) flying above the desert mountains at spotting the scene of a tragic vehicle accident that blocked Highway 74 leading into Palm Desert - mid- Friday afternoon.|
|Traffic was at a complete standstill for better than 90 minutes. Our view from the look out above.|
|The truck that lost control and crashed into the mountainous rock wall.|
We arrived back in the Desert Hot Springs area by 6:30 pm.
That was a fun couple of days touring the southwestern secondary highways, in southern California, and enjoying the Pacific coast. And a fun couple of riding days had! It was a pleasure to share the ride with Lucky and Trena too. Thanks for the invite!
Thanks for dropping by.