Friday, July 22, 2011
Chapel of the Holy Cross
I'm not sure how I found this church, maybe read about it somewhere, but you can see it jutting out from the red rock mountain in Sedona as you drive into town and I told Eldy, we've just got to go see this church! It's a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design. You drive out Chapel Hill Road, and then drive a winding climb to the top where the 200 ft. tall Catholic church sets between two red rock formations that accentuate the 90 foot tall cross.
There is a massive stain glass window that gives you an incredible view of the red rock formations across the road. There are no mass services at the chapel but there is a short prayer service on Mondays at 5:00 PM. There is no charge to come and view the church and sit inside and reflect, but donations are appreciated.We spent some time inside and out feeling the inspirational setting of the church and its views.
Arizonans voted it one of their Seven Man Made Natural Wonders of their state in 2007. We can see why, it was so beautiful and awe-inspiring to sit inside......
Tomorrow we head for the Grand Canyon with all of the family in a cavalcade of cars...hopefully, we'll all get there. Now, this is my side of the family..and if you've been following our blog for awhile, you know that Sparky is spatially challenged, she can't find her way out of a paper bag, and other members of her family are spatially challenged as well, even with GPS! So we'll see...any time the Baughmans go anywhere en masse, somebody loses somebody and the conversation goes like this..We all start dialing on our cell phones, saying, "Well, we're here! Where are you?" "Well, we're here but you're someplace else. Where the he@@ are you?" "I thought you said we were leaving at 9:00." And so on and so on...the OTHER side of the family, the spouses of the all the Baughmans (and by the way, it's pronounced "Boffman") just roll their eyes and laugh. It's a longstanding family joke! And this should be interesting as cell phone service is slim to not working around here in the canyons. Not sure we'll get back in time to do a blog tomorrow night, so if you don't find one, hang on! It's coming soon after that.....thanks for reading! Sparky and Eldo