We flew out on Thanksgiving day and landed in Phoenix for a beautiful warm Thanksgiving in a beautiful hotel.
We stayed at the hotel for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, and all the fixings. The next morning - we drove up to Sedona through some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. We stopped along the way several tiems.
In Phoenix we visited the Desert Botanic Gardens. Everything was sharp! Literally!
Then we stopped at Montezuma's Castle -
Built by the Sinagua Indians the Verde Valley - it was virtually impenetrable.
Next we stopped at Tuzigoot - another Sinaguan ruin.
After a beautiful sunset - we finally made it to Sedona.
The red rocks are beautiful out there.
Many of the rocks have been given names based on how they look - like the Coffeepot rock,
There's also a rock named Snoopy, steamboat, and Madonna and child.
The Madonna and child is near a chapel built into the rocks which was an amazing sight.
Here's the Madonna and Child....
We also took a drive up to the Grand Canyon. Wow... is the only thing I can say...
There is an impressive artist population in Sedona. Everywhere you go - there are amazing sculptures and paintings and art of all kinds.
They say that Sedona is full of magical healing places or vortexes - well I can't say I experienced anything personally - but it was a beautiful place indeed.