Road Trip to Sedona
The weather today is perfect as we set out on our road trip to Sedona from Flagstaff Arizona. The snow has started melting on the ground and so we have a chance to hit the road for Sedona. We pass through a lovely windy road on our way, and a spine forest can also be spotted.
We decided to hike towards the Slide Rock as this is a pretty good summer destination where you slide on slippery roads and into the water.
This is however not the best day or season for that, so we quit after some time.
The rugged hills are majestic, so we stop and savor the view. We then go on a hike under the bridge where you can park your car a safe distance and visit a small waterfall in this place.
Since I still feel tired, we just do a small walk and it is really perfect for us.
It is gradual and easy but starts to really warm up and it seems unreal that there is snow in Flagstaff where we are staying! We’d better get back to our Road Trip to Sedona.
We quit early on this path and returned to the car to head to Sedona. The Visitor Information has a fabulous outdoor music center and my son loves this and we spend quite a bit of time here. But it does the remains of my headache from yesterday no good. The lady at the information desk shows us the places we should try visiting and we do appreciate her effort.
After a while, we stop have a small lesson on the native vegetation. I love the cacti – they are just splendid as we discuss their spikey form.
As we walk, we meet a lady who tells us about the Rock Cathedral. It is quite a walk to the top – these car parks are only for the handicapped and there are a lot of rock trails in the area.
Inside is a magnificent cathedral. I am annoyed at the happy snappers’ as this is a place to quietly reflect, and some tourists are a bit crass. I thank God he has got us safely this far in our journey especially this day on our Road Trip to Sedona.
We then head out and seats somewhere with a nice view of the cathedral. It is quiet and peaceful.
It is too early to start driving back to the hotel. So we decide to drive to Walnut Canyon on the way. We arrive fairly late in the afternoon and talk to a retired lady about to do the hike. When we go to find the Ranger, we discover she has paid for us. Gee that was so nice of her! We find her and walk with her on the steep descent. This was the first random act of kindness that we felt towards us and it was really special.
The picture below shows where Hopi Indians used to live. They lived under the rock ledges, and again, this is such a great worldschooling lesson for my son.
The older lady we’d met who paid our entry is so nice as she stops and teaches him so much.
This is a steep walk; so you will need to be fit for it if you visit here. My son really enjoys it, but it is a great experience as we take a journey back into history.
I love this picture below. Imagine this as the view from your front patio. This is what the Indians who lived here experienced.
You can just see the houses on the ledges below. What a tough life the Hopi Indians had, yet in some ways how special.
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