Visiting Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, commonly known as Carmel Mission, has been on my to-do list since we first moved to the area back in the spring.
My mother-in-law has been in town visiting, and we decided to sneak over to the mission one morning after dropping the kids off at preschool.
This mission is OLD. It was founded in 1770 – six years before there was a United States of America and 80 years before California was a state. The church building itself has had to be rebuilt a few times due to structural issues, but this is still a really old place.
Oh my gosh! And I didn’t even get pictures of most of it. Like a gorgeous nativity scene, or the paintings of the stations of the cross, or the museums behind the church.
I really want to visit the mission again for Sunday Mass.