The first weeks of this summer's journey put us on eye-candy overload, but the drive from Santa Fe to Sedona involving the Painted Desert National Park, and then the red rock formations in Sedona raised the bar. This is our 4th visit to Sedona - starting many years ago when it was basically a small artist village with a few spas in the outskirts, to now this sprawling community with a long list of good restaurants, shops, galleries and tourist shops. We still prefer to spend our time in the red rocks, hiking and, of course, taking photos. Oh, right, and a few mornings playing golf which is quite difficult to do because the scenery is so darn distracting!
Here are a few shots of the incredible landscape.
EN ROUTE SANTE FE TO SEDONA, A STOP AT THE PAINTED DESERT NATIONAL PARK
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PETROGLYPHS IN THIS ONE SECTION OF THE PARK
SEDONA - HOW'S THIS FOR AN AFTERNOON WINE AND RELAXATION SPOT
WEST FORK HIKE, OAK CREEK CANYON
OAK CREEK CANYON DRIVE FROM SEDONA TO FLAGSTAFF - JUST A FEW SWITCHBACKS
SEDONA GOLF RESORT - OAK CREEK VILLAGE
THIS IS KNOWN AS "CATHEDRAL ROCK"
This ends our journey. From here, we head home to Palm Springs.
Thanks for coming along.
bette & steven