r Letter From Eastie: A little slice of Mexico.
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Collaged view of Boston, from East Boston

Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

A little slice of Mexico.

California is lovely, but I've discovered that too much sun is unhealthy for us New Englanders. Everytime we drive anywhere I fall asleep in the car and I've come to the conclusion that it's not because I'm sleepy, it's because of the sheer effort of squinting all the time. (Forgot my sunglasses.) We've decided that I'm going to return from to Boston looking 5 years older than when I left because of the crow's feet I am developing from squinting. Even when you avert your eyes from the direction of the sun you find no rest for your eyes, as every surface in Cali reflects the sun, white walls, light colored cement freeways, etc., etc. Anywho. . here are some more pictures


Here is my dinner of Carne Asada tacos at Tudy's, a little dive Mexican place in Corona. My friend assures me that this place is a "little slice of Mexico" with very authentic food. The food was delicious and cheap! We ate there two nights in a row. The tacos are 99 cents, a taco plate like the one shown in the picture is only $4.99. The second night I had a huge bowl of Pozole (hominy and pork soup) also only $4.99. My friend and I ate an entire meal for less than $10.00!

The Mission at San Juan Capistrano. This is the garden. In the background you can see the ruins of the old stone Basilica which was destroyed by earthquake in 1810. (I think. I was a history major, but I'm still lousy with dates.)

Another view of the garden at Mission San Juan Capistrano. (Can you see what I mean when I say every single surface reflects light?)

The old chapel, known as Serra Chapel for Father Junipero Serra, who founded the mission, is the oldest church in California. It is the only building still standing where Fr. Serra said mass.


  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Tiffany said…

    Father Jumipero Serra. Ah that brings me back to fourth grade in San Diego. Sitting in front of film strips in which we saw reinactments of how awesome it was that Father Serra civilized the Indians and brought them the concept of the bell. yes, basically before the civilized Spanish came the Indians had no concept of time. it was the Spanish that taught them how to make tiles on theirthighs and how to make stucko out of mud. yes it was a utopia of sorts until the ungrateful Indians would end up rebelling against the bell and burn down the mission they had built. Oh those silly Indians. I love San Juan Capastrano. Did you go to the public library? It was redone by Michael Graves and is beautiful. Hope you had a lovely birthday.


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