La Purisima

We headed up over the hill in to the Santa Ynez Valley the other weekend. Sadly, no wine tasting (though I prefer Paso Robles for that anyway). Our destination was the La Purisima Mission for some mild re-enactment of the “days of yore.”

They were supposed to have sheep shearing! Unfortunately, according to the docent at the Visitor Center, they couldn’t find the sheep. Uh…

At any rate, we did get a chance to feel some un-treated wool and even to try some carding. That was hard work!

And then we went inside the cool adobe buildings to see a giant loom and spinning wheel.

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Definitely worth a trip to the past!

On the way out, of course I had to stop in La Tienda. I may not be much of a shopper, but it’s like “pouring one out” for my mother.

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