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