How beautiful the building was. The outside grounds were blooming with early spring blossoms and I found a Sisters of Mercy statue (a tribute to the involvement of those holy women in the early days of the state). Within, it was all polished wood, ornate dome art, a centerpiece statue of Columbus’ Last Appeal to Queen Isabella, and a tiled floor taking on the impression of a gigantic carpet with the California bear emblazoned on it.
Children in school groups ran through is an oddly quiet and orderly fashion. The docent was full of information and more than ready to share what he knew. Outside found me facing the Cathedral for the Diocese of Sacramento and a visual of one of the local park people and his little dog.
But, since I was on my way to somewhere else, I really couldn't stay for very long. So, I determined to return another day to visit again more thoroughly and also visit California's Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (a place I've visited many times before). So, be warned friend Marie, Don and I will be kidnapping you very soon for an escape north.