Since the Midwest has received a firm kick in the nuts from mother nature over the past two weeks, they were both looking forward to enjoying some sunny R&R. The result? Rain. Granted, it was in the 60s most of the time, but it rained off and on the entire weekend. FML.
Never the less, since Phoenix is a giant suburb and they were only in town for two days we decided to make the most of the relatively “nice” weather and head up to Sedona, AZ. Like I said in my last post, short of the Grand Canyon, Sedona is one of the prettiest and most touristy areas in Arizona. I couldn’t decide what was more amazing: How pretty the rock formations were or how ridiculous some of the little shops were (fortune telling, about 6 stores for jeep tours of the rocks, about 30 jewelry stores focusing on turquoise).
Here are some pictures that I snapped:
All of us in front of some of the rocks. The picture doesn’t do the rocks justice and doesn't do my rippling muscles justice
We stopped to eat on the way there. However, for some reason they decided to put up a HUGE sign advertising where the entrance was…..only to then put it on the other side of the building.
An artsy picture that I took inside of The Chapel of the Holy Cross overlooking the rocks.
My favorite picture of the trip. I tried to make the colors a little more vibrant (as I remember them)
All in all it was a fun day trip. I had hoped to see a bit more snow than we did but, until I get to Iowa for Christmas, this picture from 5 miles or so away will have to work. This is how Arizona does Winter: