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…