On the road to Sedona
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunglasses are on, windows are down… off we go on this beautiful sunny day.
We had such a great time with our friends in Marana, and are grateful for their superb hospitality! Thanks for everything, guys!
It took roughly 4 hours to reach Sedona, and the drive could not have been more interesting and beautiful. Interesting, because the landscape kept changing. Beautiful, because every change was spectacular.
When the saguaros started to become scarce, a different kind of vegetation surfaced on the mountain slopes. Up, up, up we went, to an elevation of 4,000 feet. As we kept going, we entered an area called Agua Fria National Monument, stretching all the way to Flagstaff.
The Agua Fria river explains the luxurious green vegetation and pastures. What a beautiful sight! We experienced its full splendor when we stopped for a picnic lunch at Sunset Point, a rest area with a panoramic view of the mountain range. From East to West, the sun and clouds put on an ever changing light show that was hard to capture on camera. We hope we did it justice!
And then the striking red rocks appeared. Like magic. By then, it was past 4:00 pm and the light started to glow differently. Awesome!
We checked in the Sedona Reãl Inn and Suites, a charming place facing a beautiful rock formation and close to all amenities the town has to offer. We got the map of the town and the trails. and stopped at Picazzo’s for chicken parmesan and chicken piccata. Busy place… Now, time to rest.
The fun begins tomorrow…