Before we could check in to the Retreat center we spent some time in downtown (old town?) San Juan Batista. We had lunch at the Jardines de San Juan. The food there was really good. We sat outside at a big table and enjoyed the sunshine. The restaurant was down the street from the quilt shop.
There weren’t very many people around the town as in it wasn’t packed, but there were plenty of people around.
After lunch we walked around the old part of the town. They had a lot of porches over the sidewalks and a lot of old buildings.
I couldn’t tell if this building was tin, but Julie and SIL #2 said it was decorative brick.
This building is a style that I really like, because of the big windows. I always thought it would be great to have a studio in a building like this, because of the light. I know that light isn’t good for fabric, but I really like working in a nice bright space.
In this building one of the shops was a candy and ice cream store.
There was a San Juan Batista Historic Park. There was a HUGE cactus, which had a lot of cactus apples on it. Julie knew that they weren’t ripe yet and what color they would be when they were ripe.
It’s interesting how many different textures there are on this plant.
There were also a lot of flowers and blooming plants around. I don’t spend a lot of time outside beyond my walks. I seem to enjoy it when I am outside. I also seem to take photos of a lot of flowers and plants.