The Angel of Healing
I'm continuing my "friend tour" in the beautiful small city of San Rafael in the North Bay area. Sara and I had about a dozen years of catching up to do in 3 days but we did a pretty good job of it!
We also did a walking tour of downtown which includes the 20th Spanish mission, Mission San Rafael Archangel, founded in 1817. The mission and the city are named after the Archangel Raphael, the Angel of Healing. There were quite a few interesting sites to see but I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.
8/14/2015 09:34:30 am
What a lovely, quaint community. Looking at your photo from the 90's, I am struck by the physical resemblance of you and Rebecca. that I never noticed.
8/18/2015 04:59:35 pm
Tell her I said "you wish you were that good looking!".
8/16/2015 11:22:41 am
J - every few days your in new spot with incredible outside beauty. I astonished how you find so many places. Redwoods and carder lake are my favorites as well. Keep doing the good things you are doing. Your friend Ed
8/18/2015 05:00:51 pm
Ed, Thanks for continuing to follow & comment! I love hearing the responses! Indeed, there is so much to see & do. Pescadero was lovely; updates are now 3 locations behind! Working on that before I return to the woods this weekend!
8/17/2015 06:55:03 am
I wish my migraine head had allowed us to see some more good stuff, but the hours & hours of chatting were much better anyway! My friend Sandra said to me as you drive away, isn't it great spending time with friends, who when you get together after years and years, it feels like no time has passed? Indeed.
8/18/2015 05:02:37 pm
Sara ... Indeed, it was so great to hang out & catch up & yes, just step right back in! Let's make it a few less years next time!
8/19/2015 12:27:43 pm
Love that pic from the 90s!! :)
8/22/2015 10:52:47 am
Indeed ... and I was cocktailing ... what a surprise!
8/20/2015 08:31:56 am
Love the Spanish influence in your photos. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Can't wait to see the next one every time I go into your blog.
8/22/2015 10:54:38 am
Yes, the Spanish & Portuguese were just everywhere weren't they? Interesting how similar the coasts are with the religious and maritime influences.
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