July 5th

We decided to visit the San Juan Capistrano mission. The last time I was here I was a young boy so was looking forward to seeing the mission again and seeing how well my memory remembered it. San Juan Capistrano Mission is famous for its swallows, who fly south every year on October 23 and return on March 19. Legend says the swallows took up residence here to escape an innkeeper who kept destroying their nests. The swallows arrive at San Juan Capistrano Mission in groups and make their nests from mud and saliva, building them under the eaves of the buildings.