The Spanish government was concerned about the Russian and English settlements along the west coast. To establish control soldiers and Franciscans established Presidios and 21 Missions. Father Juniper Serra was the early leader of the Franciscans.
First Mission Altar and Tabernacle from 1789.
Crucifix from late 1700's
In May a festival is held and chalk paintings are done on the plaza.
Here are a few left from May 2014.
Clothes washing basin was built by the Chumash Indians in 1789. The ladies came to wash their clothes and dry them on the stones.
We stayed at Pismo Beach State Park.
We walked some of the great expanse of beach on a beautiful sunny day.
Location:Santa Barbara, and Pismo Beach, CA