Sunday, September 21, 2008

Politics. Play. Party.

After a lazy start to Saturday morning where I caught up on some sleep and blogged, Carol picked me up (thanks Carol)

We then headed over to get Kate and we went to have lunch at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. This was the hotel where John Henry Dillinger and his gang was hiding from the F.B.I. Due to a fire in the hotel that caused them to flee, the local Tucson police did what the combined might of the F.B.I. had failed to do, and arrested America's Most Wanted (who then later escaped from an 'Escape Proof Cell' and went on the run again.)

After lunch Kate and Carol were interviewed by the local Tucson press about Arizona Proposition 102.

We then headed off to the Mission San Xavier del Bac which was fascinating. In the midst of all the saints I spotted one unusual carving (See slide show below). It was a statue of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha - a native american woman who is in the process of being Canonized by the Catholic Church, the first Native American to be honored in this way.

After visiting the mission we consumed indian frybread in the parking lot - yum yum yum.

After a brief respite we headed off to a birthday party where I tried a local Tucson delicacy called Carne Seca. This is cooked shredded beef that is then air dried on the roof of your house(!). You reconstitute it with a little water to serve. It was an acquired taste.

Again you can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them for your viewing pleasure.

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