|Tumacácori National Historical Park --This week’s National Park Getaway
TUMACACORI, Ariz. – Experience a feast for the senses with a visit to this national treasure, a cultural melting pot near the country’s southern border. At Tumacácori National Historical Park, you can enjoy the reflective calm of silent buildings, strong colors of fiestas, spicy flavors and scents of local foods, ancient rhythms of native music, and the warmth of Arizona’s sun.
I remember my first visit. It was a comfortable, hushed afternoon. My husband and I wandered Tumacácori’s mission grounds. While he photographed plastered adobe buildings, I spied intriguing Mexican borderland birds through my binoculars. In the bookstore, we bought a book about Spanish missions and a CD featuring energetic Mexican tunes. As we left, my husband turned to me and suggested that I might like to work here someday… and I agreed! Read more
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