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Photopeeps :: Swallows Day Parade ~ San Juan Capistrano

Time for Photopeeps annual trek north on the Amtrak train to San Juan Capistrano’s Annual Swallows Day Parade.

We like to have fun, so we usually take the Amtrak from Solana Beach up to San Juan Capistrano.  It’s a fun ride and it drops us off in the center of all the action.  It’s fun to explore the Mission and it’s a great place to shoot photos of the parade from.

If your interested in going with us please leave a message or email us at MISSION.focused@yahoo.com


photo field trip this sat: san juan capistrano swallows day parade

surfliner photo by carl morrison

this saturday, march 26th we are heading up to san juan capistrano for the 53rd annual swallows day parade.

if your interested in coming please email us at mission.focused@yahoo.com

heres the scoop:

  • we are meeting up at the  solana beach train station(105 N. Cedros Ave, SolanaBeach, CA 92075) at 7am, bright  and early.  we will be riding the 739am train (565 pacific surfliner) to san juan cap.   we are planning on being back in solana beach by 230pm.  round trip tix cost $26

  • we will spend the morning taking photos in the old mission san juan capistrano , (admission is $8 w/coupon) and taking photos of the swallows day parade.
  • if you feel like driving,and meeting us there, your more than welcome to do so.  most of the streets are closed for the parade by 10am, but they do have shuttles.  for info on parking check HERE

all are welcome, the train ride is beautiful and the parade is tons of fun filled with lots of color.

the parade happens rain or shine

if it is raining sat morning, we will not go

we are going!! rain or shine!! gotta have faith!!!


where are all the swallows…

so i actually got up and made it to the 6am-ish amtrak to san juan capistrano…mark and i let amtrak do the driving, and jim drove up w roxy and helen.   i saw 2 swallow nests, and mark saw a couple of birds that might have been swallows.  but i didnt go up there w my heart set on seeing swallows, but we did have fun.  it was a beautiful day at the mission san juan capistrano, and there was lots of pics to be taken of the swallows day parade and inside the mission.  fun stuff!


shooting is fun…train ride to san juan capistrano

santa fe depot, downtown san diego….back in the day

we are heading north up to san juan capistrano on saturday morning, march 20th, to celebrate the swallows coming back to capistrano.  march 20th is swallows day parade in san juan capistrano.   every year they have a big parade where they shut down the streets around the old mission.

the amtrak train drops us off in the heart of it all.  we will shoot in the mission and the sights & sounds of the parade.

the scoop:

we will be leaving the downtown santa fe depot on the 6:10 am amtrak train, pacific surfliner 763, arriving in san juan capistrano at 7:31am.  bright and early, for some nice early morning light.

we will shoot around the mission san juan capistrano and go in at 830am.  admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children.  kids under 4 are free.  print out this coupon for $1 discount.

along w admission, we get a free audio tour.  the plan is to beat some of the crowds, and then go and shoot pics of the parade.  we will grab lunch in town, so plan on bringing $10 for lunch…

we will jump back on the amtrak pacific surfliner 763 train at 1:38 pm to be back in san diego at 3:10 pm.

how much $ do you need?

  • $36 for round trip amtrak ticket
  • $9 (or $8 w coupon) for admission to the mission
  • $10 (approx) for lunch in san juan capistrano
  • $$ whatever you want to bring for “stuff”
  • FREE FUN w photo peeps!!

if your interested in going, please email us so we can keep an eye out for you.   photoministry@therocksandiego.org

everyone is welcome, with or without a camera.   shooting is fun!


San Juan Capistrano~Swallows Day Parade

march 20th, 2010  swallows day parade, san juan capistrano

we are goin for a train ride up to san juan capistrano, for the 52nd annual swallows day parade.  we will be leaving san diego from the santa fe depot in dtown san diego bright and early, the parade starts at 11am, rain or shine.  from the amtrak stop, its just  a short walk to the mission and parade route.

if your interested in having some fun with us…drop us an email.   stay tuned, we will have more info soon   photoministry@therocksandiego.org

photo courtesy of the orange county book

check out the info from the official swallows day parade site….

The 2010 Swallows Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 20th. The Fiesta de la Golondrinas celebrates the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s, March 19th. This event is the reason behind all the festivities.

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is completly organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are in effect by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.