Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Santa Barbara Mission

The time has come for Alex to do his fourth grade project on one of the Missions in California. He chose to make a model of the Santa Barbara mission, so we drove out to check out the real thing one day during our two-week spring break.

Fountain built in 1807

My favorite tidbit from the tour was that the architecture of the Mission signifies the fact that it is named after a female Saint.

Alex found this plaque in the cemetery paying tribute to the woman who inspired the book The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Alex's class read the book and watched the movie this year.

A canal for washing the laundry.

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