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TRAVEL PICTURES of SARA and MACK

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FEBRUARY 17-26, 2008 -- PART 9

PEARL FARM/FACTORY IN GUAYMAS, MEXICO

Baby oyster

4 different net stages of oyster growth to produce pearls

Oyster Labortaory

Tiny pearl

Close-up picture of cactus


OUR LAST NIGHT IN MEXICO


FAREWELL DINNER

Joanne Stump and Norman Nelson

Mack and Sara Harris

Mimi and Bill Pascoe

Smack, smack

Nancy and Tom Gallagher

Mary Jane Moore and Aubrey

Diane with her husband

Jack and Marge Haas

Dorothy Garner

Teddy Ewan


GOVERNOR'S PALACE IN HERMISILLO,

MEXICO WITH LOTS OF MURAL PAINTINGS

RELATED TO THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Governor of Sonora (one of the Mexican States) did stop by and shake hands with some of us.

Spanish-speaking tour guide, Spanish-English translator, and sign-language interpreter

Portraits of former Governors


ASUNCION CATHEDRAL

Considered the most important religious construction of the city, the cathedral is a "must-visit." Construction on this majestic structure was initiated in 1877 and, since then, it has become an icon. The Zaragoza plaza where the cathedral is located offers a beautiful kiosk (kiosco) and walking paths where the visitor can share pleasant moments of tranquility.


MISSION OF SANTA MARIA MAGDALENA

San Francisco Xavier

The miraculous statue of Saint Francis Xavier's incorrupt body in the side chapel of the church at Magdalena de Kino. This is a 1940s replacement for an earlier statue which was taken from the church and burned in 1934, during a time of religious conflict in Mexico. The annual religious fiesta associated with this statue is the occasion for the region's major annual pilgrimage.

Kino rotunda

The small domed building protects the bones (see next 2 pictures below) of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., first missionary to live permanently in the area.

Mural painting on one side of the inside dome

Mural painting on the other side of the inside dome

That's all, Folks!

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