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My picture of a chandelier at Mission Santa Clara

Slanted Suitcase: Mission Santa Clara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Soledad

The one thing I miss about Northern California is the ability to make day trips. It's easy to get in your car, be in the mountains, be in the farmland, be in the ocean, be in Disneyland, be in the desert, all within hours of each other. I don't miss…

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My picture of the mission bell at San Francisco Solano

Slanted Suitcase: Mission San Francisco Solano, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Mission San Francisco de Asís

My BFF A and I made a pact to eventually visit all the California missions. From a historical standpoint, they've been amazing, educational, and humbling. From a Catholic standpoint, I'm torn. I am hyper-conscious of what the Spaniards did to the indigenous people of California. The Spaniards did it to…

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My picture of the water tower at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA

Slanted Suitcase: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives

My April 2014 trip to visit the Walt Disney Studios and Archives in Burbank, a perk of being a member of D23. A topiary from Walt Disney WorldA signpost at the Studios.The Animation Building: where the magic happensDave Smith signing his book for me!Props from Flubber, Alice in Wonderland, and…

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