Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Little Roadside Chapel

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tom had an appointment in Phoenix so we were up and on the road early this morning. It really was a nice ride on Salome Rd to connect with I-10. The desert floor is so green this year and with the sun just starting to warm things up everything was twinkling in the morning light. Unfortunately, I was so enjoying the view I failed to take even one picture. 

I took this just as we turned onto Salome Rd. on our way back.
Is it just Tom and I or does anyone else think the desert is a lot greener this year?
The floor of the desert looks like it is covered in a soft green carpet.

We took Salome Rd. both ways today saw this sign many times.
Still no cattle, not even way off in either direction.

I had spotted the sign for this chapel, in the dark, the night before on our way back from Buckeye so I was watching for it today so we could stop.
Interesting side note:  The chapel was dedicated on February 14, 2004 and Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912.
This little chapel would probably not be a destination stop but if you are riding by, turn off the road, park, go inside, and enjoy a quiet moment.

Founded by Paul and Lora Marks.

It is a small with a few places to sit and reflect. They have
reading material available and there is a note stating you are welcome
to take what you would like and there is no charge. If you would like to
leave a donation there is a place to do so.
There is also a guest book to sign, which Tom did, and browsing through it
found names from all over the US and Canada.

These small stained glass windows matched the size of the chapel.

The Little Roadside Chapel is a wonderful reminder of what is important in life.


  1. The desert is much greener this year for sure, probably the most in our 10 years coming here.
    Very nice roadside chapel.

    1. It is only our 3rd year but we kept saying how much greener it seemed. We saw a few wildflowers yesterday so we are hoping things start blooming before we have to leave in April.

  2. Bill and I also love the greenery. Not what you'd think in a desert! :) What a pretty chapel too. Love the stained glass windows.

    1. I was so surprised to see the tiny stained glass windows when we walked up.
      Tom and I kept saying it seems so much greener this year; so I was glad George thought so to. After all they have been coming this way a lot longer.
      Keep enjoying your time in the warmth.

  3. I enjoy stopping by the little chapels I see on my journey here in the Southwest. Don't see those in Illinois where I'm from. I was looking at my pictures from yesterday in the mountains and was amazed at how green the ground looked. Has little green grass sprouts everywhere.

    1. We need to stop at more of the little chapels and we do not have anything like that in Michigan either.
      Love all the little green sprouts on the floor of the desert. Yesterday, at one place we stopped, I could see the tiniest white flowers mixed in.

  4. Glad to see you realize that sometimes it is the smaller things in life that are important and gives us time to reflect.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It was a special little place.
      You and Kathy be safe, also.