Recently, I’ve been looking back on our photos from Arizona. Because I grew up surrounded by corn fields in Iowa, moved to busy Washington, DC after college, and then to green and lush Scotland after that, being in the desert was such a huge change for me. When you’re used to being surrounded by some sort of greenery, experiencing a landscape of tan, red, and orange is strange. And it’s even stranger when an Iowan like me is among cacti. That was weird.
Since my husband and I sold both of our cars before moving abroad, we only had one vehicle for a while after moving back to the states. I remember driving Brandon to his office in Scottsdale and seeing wild horses roaming around the desert. I found everything about it to be crazy… and beautiful… and I wanted one of those damn horses!
One of our favorite adventures was a weekend trip to Sedona. Nothing will ever compare to the red rocks we explored and hiked, and I think you’ll agree that these photos are absolutely stunning.
Sedona had mountains and forests, and it was such a huge change from the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.
While we were there with my sister and her friend, we visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross which is located on top of a bunch of beautiful rock formations and has great views from the top. We were also able to take photos of Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, hike in the Red Rock State Park, and fall completely in love with all of the huge mansions located around Sedona. Ahh, to live among these views. That would be the life.
We could have spent an entire week exploring Sedona and I’ve heard that the resorts there are completely focused on spa treatments and relaxation, so there’s that. Someone should plan a trip and report back to me!
Have you ever been to Sedona?
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