We parked outside of Tuscon, Arizona for a week in a Tuscon Mountain Park next to Saguaro National Park. It was a friendly place and we concentrated on work, with an occasional hike through the saguaro forest or a side trip into the city for a jazz concert or meal.
On Friday, we headed south and our first stop was a beautiful Spanish colonial mission, San Xavier del Bac.
A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. The current church was completed in 1797 and underwent a massive restoration in the late 1990s.
The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with amazing original statues and mural paintings like what I saw when I wandered around Central America many years ago.
After that beautiful stop at San Xavier del Bac, we headed south and west to Las Cienegas National Conservation Area where we are parked at one of two dry campgrounds in the lovely grasslands of Arizona. More on that coming up....
Listen as Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson tear it up.
Where we are today.