San Vicente Valley

The San Diego Country Estates are composed of several neighborhoods associated with the unincorporated community of Ramona, California. At an elevation of 1,516 ft (462 m) the Estates are located southeast of Ramona and 38 miles (61 km) northeast of San Diego. Long before the development of the Estates, the area was inhabited by the […]

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Between 1769 and 1833, Catholic priests of the Franciscan order established 21 Spanish missions in California. Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first, founded in 1769. The Mission featured in this post, San Juan Capistrano, was seventh, founded in 1776. Looking down a typical exterior corridor Mission Architecture The typical mission architecture still influences […]