Tanya is off again this week - this time it is Sedona, Arizona! We are hoping she will make it on in time today to give you her Scoop first-hand, but in the interim, I'm here to bring you some videos and photos from my dear cuz!!
These were all taken from the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Read my Scoop to find out more about this beautifully scenic place.
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Video of Tanya in Sedona Near Chapel of the Holy Cross
Video 2 of Tanya in Sedona
Welcome to a new week and a new month - what is going on?? How can it be November?
A big apology for being MIA yesterday. As Tanya mentioned, I have been busy, busy, busy working on our YouTube videos! We actually have 10 in the works, but that number changes each day with Tanya and my activity and travel!
With Tanya now traversing through Sedona this week, I'll be piggybacking on her in-person visit with a bit of information to fill in the gaps of her videos and photos!
But, first, let me fill you in on my day yesterday. With Gianna spending the day with Tyler, Kelsey and I took full advantage of the day together by doing a bit of binge movie watching.
I mentioned a few days ago that we completed the entire 6 seasons of Schitt's Creek and boy was that emotional!! I have to tell you, we two were seriously shedding some tears at the final episode! I will not spoil anything in case you are or will watch this show. It was truly great!!
So, with no new series started, Kelsey and I decided to catch up on a few movies. No real rhyme or reason to our choices, but we started with Saturday Night Fever (very iconic but a bit inappropriate to watch with my 14 year old daughter in retrospect. I forget how raunchy some scenes were.)
Then we went on to watch Little Women, which was just wonderful! Of course, we shed many-a-tear.
This prompted us to go for a strict comedy and we indulged in the decades old This Is Spinal Tap, which was just hysterically funny!
We'll be watching another movie tonight - but I'm not sure which one since Kelsey is picking it out.
Love you guys!!
1. The Chapel was inspired and commissioned by a female rancher
This Roman Catholic chapel is built into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona thanks to a local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who had been inspired in 1932 by the newly constructed Empire State Building to build such a church.
2. Original plans called for the Chapel to be built in Budapest, Hungary
Ms. Staude had originally enlisted the help of Lloyd Wright, son of the famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to assist her in building the chapel in Budapest, Hungary. However, after World War II broke out, she abandoned the plan and instead decided to construct her church in her native region of Sedona, Arizona.
3. The Chapel of The Holy Cross was Completed in 1956
With the chapel being built in Sedona, a new architect by the name of August K. Strotz was employed to design the building. Permits were required to allow for the structure to be built in its current location, which happens to be on Coconino National Forest land. Completed in 1956, the chapel took 18 months to build at a cost of $300,000.
4. Designated a Man Made Wonder of Arizona
In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona.
5. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places
In 2008, the Sedona Historic Preservation Commission designated the Chapel of the Holy Cross as a Local Historic Landmark.