I’m pretty sure most people know that Scottsdale, where I am with my Mom, is a suburb of Phoenix, the capitol of Arizona. Maurice and I made a quick excurtion there just to look around at the downtown.

Our first stop was the Saint Mary Basilica built at the end of the 1800’s which doesn’t seem that old after visiting churches in Europe. It was pretty small but in beautiful shape. Pope John Paul had visited there.

The statue of a young Jesus had actual clothes on it, something I have only seen in Europe.


This was the pretty entrance into a park behind Saint Marys.

We made a quick stop just into the lobby of the science museum where there was a giant telescope, microscope and a blinking eye. It looked rather surreal.

Back in Scottsdale the next morning there were clouds catching the rays of the rising sun. I love clouds.

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