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Back in Casa Grande

Sunday, October 21st, 2012


Casa Grande

October 21, 2012

After a summer of some traveling and lots of visits to doctors and hospitals, we are back in Casa Grande for the winter.  The trip down was uneventful and we are happy to be back at the motorhome.

Here are a few pictures around our park.

This is looking across the putting green towards the recreational area where they have shuffleboards and horseshoe pits and such.

Looking across the putting green into the recreational area

This is the motorhome from the dog trail which goes right past our site.  Patty likes being this close to the dog walk.

Patty heading for home up the dog walk

The motorhome from the front.

Here is some of the scenery just a few miles from where we live.

Saguaros in the nearby hills

Nearby mountains

We took a drive to Sacaton, Arizona to see the historical Pima Mission.

Pima Mission in Sacaton, Arizona

This mission, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was established by the Reverand Charles H. Cook.  Reverand Cook came from Chicago to open the first Indian school in Arizona at the Sacaton Agency in 1870.

Near the front of the mission building is a sign that states that the Pima Mission was a great spiritual and patriotic center for the Pima Indians.  A small cemetary out front holds the graves of five American heroes of the Civil War, World War I and World War II. 

Pima Mission’s front door

Pima Mission

Back of Pima Mission

Pima Mission

Pima Mission and cemetary of five war heroes

It is a shame to see this grand old building in such poor shape.  There is evidence in some of the broken windows along the side that they once held stained glass.  It is a beautiful old building.