The San Jose Mercury newspaper was fascinated with my mission walk, so they asked me to contribute an article to a section they titled The Good Life, telling their readers about my trek. San Jose is home to one of the 21 California missions. It is one of the nicest churches/museums along the 800-mile route.

Editor extraordinaire, Chris Jennewein, of the award winning website Times of San Diego, was kind enough to let me share my mission walk story with his readers. As you’ll see from a comment left by one of the readers, the subject of the missions and how they came to fruition is a controversial topic.    

{Thank you CAREM for profiling my walk in your newsletter!} El Camino Real is the historic route that connected the missions built in the 18th & 19th century that stretch from Baja California Sur all the way up to Alta California. California has 21 missions built from 1769 to 1823. Espinosa walked to them all…