Monday, June 21, 2010
On the way back from Nogales we wanted to stop at the Tumacacori Mission, we meaning me and Chris happily obliged. The San Xavier Mission is just a few miles north and is in much better condition (even though it's about the same age), but Tumacacori is still worth checking out. It was built in the late 17th century and abandoned in the mid-19th. Even though it was blazing hot outside, it was nice to walk around and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Apparently in the winter, some of the local indians do outdoor tortilla making demonstrations. Can't wait to come back for that. Because it's a National Historic Park, Booker participated in the Junior Ranger Program. And by participated I mean when the Park Ranger asked him what he had seen on his tour, he said "two lizards." This was enough to earn him a little badge and a certificate with his name on it. One week later and he still insists on wearing his badge everywhere he goes.