Traveling in Southern Arizona

We’ve just returned from a couple of days on the road in southern Arizona. Yesterday we left my sister’s home in Tempe and drove south on I-10 headed eventually for Tubac Golf Resort. On the Interstate 19 just south of Tucson we stopped at the Franciscan Mission, San Xavier del Bac. I had never visited a mission before so this was first. It is quite ornate and I took some pictures which I will post when I get a chance. This mission was originally established by a Jesuit priest, Fr. Kino in 1692. The interior of the mission church is unbelievably elegant. After visiting the mission we continued our drive south on Interstate 19 until we arrived at the Tubac Golf Resort. After checking into our room, we decided to explore the village of Tubac which is filled with artists and shops to peruse. While in Tubac we visited the Presidio of Tubac. This is an Arizona State Park and there is yet another Franciscan connection.

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