The ornate stonework and artwork inside the church is very unusual and striking. A major, eight-year restoration just brought many of these works back to life.
On another day we took off to find the Desert Museum, just a few miles outside Tucson. This huge privately funded facility is home to many animals, all housed in their own specific habitat. It was larger than we imagined and we 'll have to come back to see more another time. Some of our favorite parts were the Life Underground exhibit where you walked through a tunnel with views under the earth of the animals in their homes, the raptor presentation of a family of Harris hawks and the mountain life exhibit with the black bears and mountain lion. The Pima mountain lion lives in the higher elevations of the southwest. This sneeky creature was difficult to spot at first but then I spied him peeking at me from his little home.
Can you find him in the photo above???
Isn't he beautiful?!!