The Mission

I’ve been having a blast in Tucson. My folks took me to tour the Mission San Xavier Del Bac on Saturday.

Ever hear of it?

It’s so beautiful. And it’s still active!  Yep. This place was built in 1783 and completed in 1797.

HOLY COW!

View from parking lot

Part of it has been restored, but the other half didn’t make it before budget cuts. So half (on the left) is bright white, the other half is still a bit worn.

Me and Mom

Behind us was a hill that had a path around it. No way to get up to the cross but we had to venture closer  to check it out.

There were these pillars at the "entrance" of the path around the hill.

The cross at the top of the hill

The bright cross sure looks like a beacon. It was just beautiful.

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It was a great tour of the area, learning more about the mission. I’m so not a history buff, but I really enjoyed learning a bit more about this place. I was floored it had been constructed in the 1700s.

Who knows, it might end up in one of my books . . .

3 thoughts on “The Mission

  1. Beautiful pics! Looks like fun… and GREAT writing fodder. 🙂
    San Antonio, TX, just a little ways down the road from me here in Austin, has a system of 4 or 5 missions… one of them being the Alamo! Everyone remembers it for the being the battle site, but it was actually a mission like the one in your pics.
    Have a great week!

  2. Morning Lynn,

    I have heard of it. In fact, I visited the mission eight years ago. It is beautiful! Thanks for bringing back some great memories.
    Have a great day and pass it on!
    Jill

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