Wednesday, June 27, 2012

a birthday in Sedona

We spent my birthday in Sedona, AZ in early May.  We also ventured on a day trip to the Grand Canyon but the GRAND CANYON most definitely deserves a GRAND post of its own so more to later on that.
Welcome to Sedona, AZ ~ red rock country
We arrived on my actual birthday, settled into our cottage, enjoyed a dinner out, and a few cocktails.

We did A LOT of hiking so we got a lot of great pictures of the amazingly beautiful landscape.

So lovely!  I wish I could post every picture we took ~ so amazing.

~ Chapel of the Holy Cross ~

View from the entry area of the Chapel of the Holy Cross

One day we took a longer hike of 6 miles in a nicely shaded trail that crossed a creek bed about 10 times.  It was a fairly easy hike and fun to see all the wildlife and, once again, the beautiful red rocks.

We visited Slide Rock State Park where there is a natural rock slide that you can actually slide down.  It was incredibly slippery/slimey anywhere that water hit the's a "you should be on all fours" type of slippery because you have no grip whatsoever.  Right when we got there a 70 year old gentleman slipped and hit his head on the rocks and wouldn't come too.  The woman he was with started screaming and I starting freaking and Mike took off running back toward the Ranger station because no one had cell service.  Luckily the gentleman did eventually "awaken" and Mike brought the ranger back and the ambulance showed up shortly after.  What a scary and helpless feeling!

Here is the slide.

Sliding down the slide ~ it was SO cold so I only ended up going twice.

Mike's turn.

Enjoying the day at Slide Rock.

More hiking and wonderful views.

I'll post again to relive the Grand Canyon and Bearizona...such a great trip full of adventure and beauty! 

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