Mission San Juan Capistrano was first founded October 30th 1775 by Father Lasuen and a detachment of soldiers. But a few weeks after they received word of a revolt in San Diego, the group returned to San Diego to help. The mission was re-founded on November 1, 1776 (All saints day). It is the seventh of twenty-one missions to be founded Alta California.
On March 9th every year at dawn swallows return to the mission to rebuild their mud nests clinging to the shell of the old Stone Church. People from all over the world gather to watch "the miracle of the swallows" as the birds arrive from Argentina. On October 23rd they take flight again circling the mission twice as if to say goodbye then turn their wings back toured Argentina.
Day 6 (part 1)