Visiting San Xavier del Bac on a winter’s day

9 miles outside of Tucson is the prettiest Spanish colonial mission of them all.

I took this poorly framed picture with my cell phone. Beautiful.

I took this poorly framed picture with my cell phone. Beautiful.

My mother visits us in January to see the boys, enjoy a little late Christmas celebration and the good weather.

the inside of the church is ornate. I especially love the block painting on the walls.

the inside of the church is ornate. I especially love the block painting on the walls.

Here is a close up

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tiny craftsmanship details abound. This is a wonderful place to go with children who like to build or design.

this is what Max liked best

this is what Max liked best

Ask them what they like best.

Have you ever had fry bread? Buy some here. It's delicious!

Have you ever had fry bread? Buy some here. It’s delicious!

The mission is free to visit. Click the visitor links to check days and times. It is also an active Catholic parish. You can also attend Mass here.

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The Wak Pow Wow is held annually at the Mission. Mark your calendar for 2015 Pow Wow.

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