Monday, January 24, 2011

on vacay (2)

The famous Catholic mission in San Luis Obispo, California. Constructed in 1772, it reminds one of how fast Catholicism spread into the New World after these lands were 'discovered' by Columbus in 1492. 

A pod of elephant seals on a California beach. It was awesome to get so close to these fascinating animals. They were in the midst of a birthing spree and there were many, many pups among the adults. Adult males can weigh up to 5,000 lbs. Amazing!

A view of the California coastline. Gorgeous!

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