Tuesday, February 26, 2008

San Javier del Bac

+++ Breaking News +++
Karl got an aCATemy Award!
Come back to read about it tomorrow!

Sunday Dicky showed Brody and me 'the mission'. It is
San Javier del Bac, the white dove of the desert, but everybody in Tucson just calls it 'the mission'.
It was constructed 1783 - 1797 by
Tohono O'odham under Franciscan and Spanish direction.
The scaffolding is part of an ongoing restoration. The exterior cement stucco finish is being removed and replaced with a traditional plaster of lime, sand and cactus mucilage.


Outside the mission are many food booth where you can buy Indian Frybread!
I am trying out my new western outfit: sombrero and cowboy boots.


Then I checked out how the Frybread is made and we met a very nice guy whose nickname is actually 'Duck'! Dicky Duck found that most amusing.

After this we decided to take a look inside the mission and I think it is a most beautiful place!

You can buy special candles and light them so in the little side chapel we lit a candle for Gretchen's Mom Dorothy for her to be all well very soon!

And while Mike is visiting here our friends Momo, Sassy, Scylla and Charybdis and Charlotte have been visiting Asta in New York! They went to the Today show and look at the sign they are holding - I just had to show you this:

25 comments:

michico*Adan said...

This is AWESOMEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Mike you are one lucky boy~!!!!
I am so happy for you~!
Karl and Oz are great hosts~!

Camie's Kitties said...

It looks like Mike is having a great time. We are so glad we got to see the "party" the other night. Your maid was very lucky to have gotten the picture.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, that looks fabulous! Mike must be having a great time, visiting all those sites with you!

Yoggie said...

That is a nice church. And good that you have made friends with the duckie! Have FUN!!

Chen & Ollie said...

Mmmmm, Indian Fry bread sounds very good to Mommy. What adventure Mike is having!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Parker said...

Mike is having a great adventure!

The M's said...

Authentic fry bread!!! Yummy. It's the best.

Daisy said...

I am very glad that Mike gets to do some educational things, too. I want some Frybread!

Sassy Kat said...

I think you has as many adventures as I do, ha,ha,ha. Looks like you are showing Mike a nice time. He seems like such a sweet kitty.
Congrats on your award, CCSI has a lot to celebrate and tomorrow we will let all in on the news about the awards!

Tybalt said...

Mike, you are certainly having a wonderful adventure!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow, the Misson looks like a fascinating place to visit!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I love your cowboy outfit Mike, that is too cute!

Ruis said...

Wowie Mike!! This is a great adventure you're having at The Cat Realm!! Excursions with Dicky Duck and Brody, morning walks with Karl and Emil, and nightly parties with Mrs. OZ!

I followed the links and "The Mission' is a very interesting and beautiful place to visit, there is very much to see and learn!

Jan said...

Mike sure is having an exciting visit. You're going to be sorry to see him go.

jans funny farm

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Gandalf & Grayson said...

Haha! The Today Show! We hope you got paid for your TV premier!

Moki said...

What a beautiful Mission!It sounds like you had a wonderful time. My beans went to Mission San Juan Bautista on Friday. Have you ever been there? My beans had to point out all the wonder paw prints left in the Adobe tile inside the Chapel to my Grandpawrents. Us kitties sure to like to leave our mark, and when those missionaires set the Adobe tiles out in the sun to dry while building the chapel, we ran across them, forever leaving our mark, and letting our presence be known. Hehe...

Asta said...

Hi Karl Emil,MrsOz and guests!
That is so nice to go showing those bootiful sites to youw fwiendz, and what a nice guy you found..did you eat a lot of fwy bwead??sounds yummie!
The mission is vewy bootiful
smoochie kisses
Asta

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Wow, Mikey is sure hafin a great time wif you guys! We hope we can show hi a good time when he comes here!

Mickey said...

Mike is really getting to see all the great places where you live! I think he must be having a ball :)
It was nice to see our friends on TV too!!!
Purrs Mickey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, Mike is doing some really intristing stuff wif yoo guys.

The Devil Dog said...

That was a lot of fun. What a great post. We are glad Mike is having such a good time.

Roxy

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie, Kool Beanies! It looks like you all are havin a fabyoolus time, and it looks like Mike is havin a blast! You are superduper wunnerful hosts. I'm lovin yur pickshures!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Jimmy Joe said...

The Mission is beautiful! I'm glad you took such good pictures, Mike, because I will probably never go there because I get car-sick.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Gretchen said...

Awww, Mike that was so nice that you and Duck and Brody lit a candle for our mom bean. Wow. The mission is beautiful. You look like you are having a great time.

Hugs...G