Friday, January 9, 2015

Gilroy 1/9/2015

On the road again Friday Jan. 9
Coyote Lake Campground was nestles UP in the hills.  Lots of windy road to and from.  Now on the flatlands.

Interesting to see an ostrich in someone's yard.  In the campground we saw lots of deer again.
We needed a base for our rv's table and when we saw a sign for RV's we stopped.  We discovered they were having a RV show with 350 different models.  Here are some Roadtreks.  We walked in some of the BIG Call A Motorhomes.  Yes, they have a lot of room but we are happy with our little 22 foot Roadtrek.
 We are in Gilroy,  the garlic capital.
We got some Garlic Ice Cream.  Truthfully I wouldn't get it again.  We ate it in the middle of the afternoon. There definitely is a garlic after taste.  I only ate half of mine.  When I finished it after a meal it tasted much better.  It was the finishing touch to the meal.

Mission San Juan Bautista was founded in 1797.  The 15th of the 21 Spanish Missions.

Choir book prior to 1825.
 Early Chapel

 Grapefruit, orange and lemon trees so common.

Castro/Breen Adobe was built in 1838, finished in 1834.  The Breen family was a part of the 1846 Donner Party.  They survived 111 days in the sierra Nevada.
 San Juan Bautista was a stagecoach stop.  The Breen family converted the home to a hotel.
Travel was not easy.
 Plaza Hotel started as a one story adobe built in 1814.
 In the movie Vertigo Kim Novak rode this surrey.
This Corning Buggy was ridden by Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, movie
In the distance we see workers gathering vegetables.
I think it's kale.  What do you think?

We were definitely on the road less traveled.  What spectacular countryside we continue to travel through.

Gambel Quail at The Pinnacles National Monument where we stayed for the night.

Again VERY quiet and the stars are BRIGHT.

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