Adventure Wednesday: Mission edition

Today we ventured out in the cold to go to Mission Santa Clara. It’s on the University of Santa Clara campus, which is a small, but very pretty little campus. This is what we saw.  Brandy, I thought of you. 🙂

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Two freezing little ones. Check out the red noses and Z’s two coats.

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Little orphans on the steps of the Mission?

I didn’t take pictures inside the church, but it was absolutely gorgeous. They had a lovely Nativity up, and some beautiful artwork, in addition to the fully restored building. The chandeliers were insane. I wish I’d had more time to take in the stations of the cross, but the lighting was a little low for Z, and someone came in to pray, so it was about time for our largish group to leave, even though the kids did a great job of staying quiet.

Overall it was a great trip, and it’s wonderfully close to home, which makes it even better! And it netted me this picture, which is one of my favorites I’ve ever taken:

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4 thoughts on “Adventure Wednesday: Mission edition

  1. I want to live where you live! I don’t know if you know this, but I have a very STRONG love for palm trees!!! (Utah has a lot of PINE trees. They are just not as neat!)

    Love you!! I gave Travie a hug from you today and he said, “Oh I love her!” I just had to pass that along!! 🙂

  2. Maryanne on

    Brandy, it was the Sacred Heart statue that really made me think of you, it was gorgeous. One side says “Learn of me” (I think – I didn’t take a picture, so I’m relying on my admittedly faulty memory), the other says “Come to me”.

  3. Maryanne on

    Breezie- come visit! We have palm trees outside our apartment!

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