June 14, 2016

Flat Raz - Tasty Tuesday and the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Flat Raz sure had a great time eating and drinking his way through Sedona.   Today we're going to share some photos from Mom and Dad's anniversary dinner and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

The day started with Dad's favorite breakfast at the Cozy Cactus.  It was a Vortex puff with lemon curd.....when you cut into it there is warm berry filling.   Totally AWESOME!




Mom and Dad visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross which is one of the most beautifully designed chapels!   From the Chapel website:

The Chapel of the Holy Cross was a gift from Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a sculptress, philanthropist, and devout Catholic, who believed the arts should be in service of spirit and indeed, considered the Chapel of the Holy Cross to be her greatest artistic achievement and the fulfillment of her life's mission. In 1932 Staude had an epiphany. While she gazed upon the newly completed Empire State Building, she saw a cross superimposed on the structure, and she thought, "What an idea for a church!" This idea, which affirmed her belief that churches should speak to the people of their time, would haunt and inspire Staude. "God can be worshipped as a contemporary--bringing him closer to earth and every one of us," she said. - See more at: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/sedona-arizona-information/sedona-attractions/91-the-chapel-of-the-holy-cross-sedona-architectural-landmark#sthash.yZhjSLwl.dpuf





Interior shot of the Altar.   If you biggify it, you can get an idea of the fantastic view!


One of the reasons this site was picked was because of the center rock formation.  If you look closely, it looks like the Madonna and child.  The other rocks give the appearance of Nuns watching over.


Since it was their anniversary, Carrie from the Cozy Cactus suggested The Hudson  for dinner and offered to call to make reservations for them.  Once again, they had a delicious and creative dinner!!

Ut oh.....here he goes again......


Mom and Dad each had the same thing for dinner - the BEEF & BLUE CENTER CUT PRIME BEEF FILET (Mom had hers without the potatoes).  Biggify the picture to see how beautifully the meal was!  They did a weave of asparagus and little bouquets of the veggies!!


Of course there was dessert....They figured they should have this one since it was named after Ellie!!  ELLIE’S CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE



Between the wine and the dessert, Flat Raz was seen snoozing on the table!!!


Click HERE to see more photos of the Chapel of the Holy Cross

15 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Even though the last time my human was in Sedona was 20 years ago, she remembers seeing that church!

Lone Star Cats said...

All dat food looks delishus!

Julie said...

OMD the foodables look soooooo yummy....drooooooool!!!!
And I'm partial to a slurp of the wine as well Raz, hehe!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MY.... what a beautiful area... and OH those Foodables. Love the braided asparagus.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

It looks like a wonderful trip!

Marg said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous spot. And now I am starving after seeing all that good food. Bet it was yummy. Glad you had a good time.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a beautiful and unique chapel!!! Your MOm and Dad sure do know how to select the best of food - that breakfast is so tantalizing and that dessert is to die for!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Kitties Blue said...

Raz, must have been really sad to have to return home after all that fine wining and dining. Mom is drooling over the food yet again. What a gorgeous church and beautiful locale for it. Thanks for sharing all these great photos from your humans' vacation. Mau is sending all his love for today and always and a quadrillion smoochies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...we wood fall over tryin ta get sum oh that pie two !! ☺☺☺ N thanx for sharin de fotoz & de storee bout de chapel.....itz total lee awesum ♥♥♥ we wuz like whoa.....

{ two bad for ewe huh misturr wright ~~~~~

onespoiledcat said...

That chapel is amazing.....what a location! As for Sedona and Raz - I think he's probably never eaten so well or had so many occasions to celebrate (at every meal!).....what fun it must have been....

Hugs, Sammy

Mary McNeil said...

After all your Daddy's health problems this year it has sure been good to see the 3 of you enjoying this trip!

shortybear said...

awesome

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That chapel looks beautiful. You sure like your wine Raz :) I like the look of the asparagus braid, that is a nice presentation.

Nellie Kowalik said...

My Mommy is green with envy! She really wants to see that church!
(and your dinner looked pawsome too)
Kisses
Nellie

The Island Cats said...

Flat Raz, seeing all this yummy food is making us hungry!