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Sunday, August 29, 2010

San Juan Capistrano

The Rios District, across the railroad tracks in San Juan Capistrano, is a slice of old California, just a short walk from the famous Mission. After ten years in the area, we "discovered" it a few months ago when taking a friend to the railroad station to catch a train. We lunched there today at Ramos House Cafe. The food was mixture of easy and sophisticated.











The outdoor setting was rustic and breezy.  Little birds few in and out of the dining area and little cats wearing bells on their collars bounced after the birds.  All the critters were too fast for my camera.  We felt like we were on a mini-vacation.

Mr. Wonderful had eggs with smokey bacon, while I opted for a crab cake salad.






We noticed the The Tea House across the street and resolved to go there before summer is over.




We also took a walk and saw old houses used as homes and as shops.  Some of the wood trim reminded us of Russian country dachas.


And, there was a house for birds too.

1 comment:

  1. Again, another catch at the bottom of a post! Bill and I walked through there years and years ago! Now I want to go back! Summer is coming and the end of my official 11 months of mourning will be over soon so we will have more weekends in San Clemente - YAY!

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