The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

well, mom and dad have successfully arrived, enjoyed, and departed the mission. we kept them pretty busy, especially mom, who couldn't help but whip up some fine meals. it's amazing what one can do with the local produce with a little imagination. here is a pic of dad with our night watchman and the thanksgiving turkey, smoked for 6 hours on the weber bullet:


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