Alta California. As you may know this area went from Spanish rule to Mexican and finally it became the California that was founded in 1850 after the Mexican American war.
Presidio of Monterey where I spend a quite a bit of time at is now the home of DLI and was the former "Castillo" (a small fort with 11 cannons). Of course "presidio" en español means : a fortress established in the southwest United States by the Spanish to protect their holdings and missions.
If you are ever in California I recommend you stop by one of these missions. The distance between each mission is a day's horse ride away but luckily that just means a about a couple hours drive between each mission.
Happy Sunday and that completes today's tour.