Sunday, July 19, 2009

Road Tripping: Sedona, AZ

I've traveled quite a bit internationally but I've never really seen America so we decided to take a spontaneous road trip to Arizona! We stopped in Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon, and Page. I'll start this series of blog posts off with our highlights from Sedona.In Sedona we saw the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a beautiful chapel built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out of a thousand foot red rock wall. It's hard to believe this modern looking structure was built in 1956. We also went hiking to Cathedral Rock and walked along the creek. The water was cool and refreshing so we took a dip in the water.Sedona is a strangely calming and relaxing place. Sedona is said to be a place of many energy vortexes. A vortex is the funnel shape created by a whirling fluid or by the motion of spiraling energy. Some say that the strongest energy vortex is where we hiked, where the creek is closest to Cathedral Rock. I didn't really get into the whole "energy vortex" thing, but this is a map of the energy vortex areas in Sedona. I thought it was quite interesting.Another fun thing we saw in Sedona was the world's only teal colored McDonald's Arch! I decided that I had to visit this Micky D's after I read about it on Fumi's blog. They say that to preserve the city's Native Kachina Indian purity, McDonald's was allowed to build in Sedona only if they agreed to modify the world's most recognizable brand by changing their famous golden arches to Desert Teal. We took a Pink Jeep Tour and went off roading on the Broken Arrow trail. It was bumpy and frightening at times but totally thrilling!We went down some pretty rocky terrain and steep passages but we got to see beautiful scenery.


VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE vacationing in Sedona.

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