Tuscon, AZ ~ San Xavier is a Spanish Colonial Catholic mission founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. It is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. The interior is filled with beautiful paintings, murals, and statues. The architectural design throughout is breathtaking!
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Tuscon, AZ ~ Mission San Xavier del Bac, also known as the White Dove of the Desert, has beautiful desert gardens and courtyards. Not pictured: very active prairie dog colony.
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Tuscon, AZ ~ San Xavier Mission is a historic landmark located on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation, 9 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona. These photos are of the surrounding grounds. After visiting the mission, you can take a walk up the hill to view the grotto, or visit the gift shop and food stand across the street.
Santa Fe, NM ~ The first two photos were taken within the city of Santa Fe, but the remaining were taken within an Indian reservation, location unknown (unremembered). Sometimes we just start driving in a direction until we feel like stopping. Therefore, I can’t remember how we arrived at this particular reservation outside of Santa Fe, but I do remember stopping due to the beautiful church grounds.