A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

La Paz Chapel

Those of you who have been with me for years may recall how Sinbad and I used to travel all over the country seeking out the weird, odd and unusual. 

Among those oddities were a number of “world’s smallest” church or chapels.  Everyone tried to lay claim to this fact it seemed.  Oddly, one I found quite by accident somewhere (I have since forgotten) in the middle of a wheat field in the upper midwest was about the size of a telephone booth and no one had tried to advertise it as the world’s smallest.  At any rate, this chapel isn’t one of those world’s smallest.

I was told that when one of the residents of the small La Paz community lost his daughter to an early death and realizing there was no church nearby built this small chapel in remembrance of his daughter. 

Taken from standing in the doorway.

At each corner were cables securing the entire structure to the ground.
I guess the winds can get pretty fierce at here at times.

And...when we leave Quartzsite, Beans and I plan to travel like Sinbad and I did long ago, seeking out odd things along our travels and hopefully bring the blog back up to the high standards it was once known for.


  1. That's rather marvellous! Looking forward to more things like the world's smallest police station and the world's largest peanut - I really don't know how we've got along without them for so long! Beans doesn't know what she's missing.

  2. Super great idea...the oddest things are still out there, or at least some beautiful things! I wonder if you miss seeing greenery while in the desert. I guess those who love the desert find some in the various plants that can survive there - green, I mean.

  3. I know you can't wait to get going. I'm looking forward to seeing what you two find in your travels.

  4. A nice find. Perhaps not the smallest, but it's pretty tiny!

  5. What a lovely little building.


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