Welcome back to our most recent Arizona trip! I have another National Park post-well, a National Historic Park. I'm actually splitting this up into 2 posts, so be sure to come back next week for the second half. I'm also going a little out of order with these posts, but I'll explain why in my 3/25 post.
On this day, we visited Tumacacori National Historic Park. This was a mission settled by Jesuit Missionaries in the 18th century (the first missionaries were in the area in the 17th century) and was in use until the mid-19th century. I'd been here several years ago, but we had not visited since our kids were born. We figured they were old enough now to enjoy it--and they did! We took the "Junior Rangers" self-guided tour, so the information was at their level and they were very engaged. And, at the end, they got to make their own tortillas!
|$5 is pretty cheap for a National Park--but we had our NPS Annual Pass, so we didn't even have to pay that!|
|Looking up to the altar|
|The remains of the store room|
|Another view of the Mission|
|My kids learning how to make tortillas!|
There is also access to the Anza River at the Mission....but I'm saving those pictures for next week!