Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share a series of pictures from a fun activity planned when Sister Myra Jean Sweigart was visiting Immaculate Conception Convent, Yuma, Arizona. This is a unique Emmaus journey for any season. Sister Myra Jean was interested in exploring some of Yuma, so Sister Mary Teresa Bettag put together a scavenger hunt of places of interest in Yuma. The first stop was to check out the new sign for Immaculate Conception School. The task was to measure the circumference of the symbol using toilet tissue sheets as the form of measurement – within an accuracy of 2 sheets. Then the riddle gave the clue for the next stop in town.

# 2: St. Francis School, about 10 minutes away, was the destination. There we had to identify pieces of five different candy bars. That was not as easy as it sounded.

# 3: Not surprisingly, our next stop was Yuma Catholic High School and Sister Mary Teresa’s classroom. Her walls are covered with newspaper articles about the students and the school. We couldn’t leave the grounds until we shot some baskets in the gym.

#4 We then headed out to a location near the United States Marine Corps Base where they train the majority of Marine pilots. Our task there was to build a two story card structure – a little tricky on an “almost” level surface.

#5: we then headed out to the # 2 tourist attraction in Yuma, Roxaboxen (how it is even on the list is a mystery). The thing to do there is paint a rock and leave it there. Our trunk was filled with the chairs and table. The painting accessories were provided by two of the Yuma Catholic students who met us there.

# 6: The Yuma Territorial Prison was next. It has quite a history and has been voted in the past as one of the most haunted places in the country. Our task was to find our way through a paper maze to escape from prison.

#7: A short drive took us over the bridge into California to see St. Thomas the Apostle Church and the beautiful view of the Colorado River and overlooking Yuma and California. By this time we had worked up an appetite and headed to Mooos Creamery for some ice cream to celebrate Sister Ann Mary’s birthday. It was a perfect ending to the day.