|L'Hirondale Restaurant - San Juan Capistrano|
Saturday, March 19, 2011
AMTRAK TO SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
One of the advantages of where we are staying in Solana Beach is the convenience of a train depot only a ten minute walk away. Tomorrow I plan to catch the 10 am train to San Juan Capistrano to visit my brother and a cousin which will be one of the highlights of my stay in California. My cousin Mae is older then me so as a child I had the privilege of looking up to her and hearing everyone talk about her - she played the clarinet in the Patrick Henry band (guess who also played in the Patrick Henry band?) I also had the privilege of being the flower girl in her wedding. She married a handsome man and moved to California - where she lived and raised her family. I also remember her because I accompanied my mother on her visits to see my aunt Ella(Mae's mother) when she was older and eventually in a nursing home. Aunt Ella always shared the letters and photos from Mae. Tomorrow I will see her and she will be just as vivacious as ever - and still driving on the California freeways (with all the maniacs).