Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mission San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier del Bac

It's still too hot to do a whole lot of "normal" caching, so I grabbed this virtual Tuesday morning. I thought the church would be pretty, but it was beautiful! I'll have to go back with my tripod - It was a little darker inside than I had imagined, I would like to get better pictures.

San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier del Bac was founded in 1699. The building that stands today was built 1783-1797 and is located on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation. The building has been undergoing restoration since the late 1980's and continues today. From looking at previous logs, I was worried there would be construction on the front, but luckily for me they had moved on to the back of the building!

Geocaching has brought me to yet another awesome location. You can see my whole set of pictures from this virtual cache here, or you can flip through the slide show below!


4 comments:

  1. you sure got quite a few photos didn't you! nicely done. Virtual caches are so laid back, that I find them relaxing.

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  2. This is a beautiful church. We visited during Christmas time and they had all the super old decorations out. It was truly beautiful.

    Wasn't on our list for some reason so we didn't get the virtual. Next time we are down by the "Old Pueblo" we will certainly stop by again to have Johnny take his picture with the requirements filled.

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  3. It's funny, I was JUST looking at a fridge magnet that my best friend brought back from San Xavier for me (I collect fridge magnets), and then I saw your post! Very nice. I am going to try to get down to Arizona in the Spring for a friend's wedding.

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  4. Hey what a beautiful church. Check out the National one we just went to yesterday in D.C. http://www.nationalcathedral.org/visit/onlineQTVR.shtml

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