Here we are at the end of our family adventure in Sedona, Arizona. I have a few things to cover and then I will sum it up.
With our last day in Sedona we tried to pack in as many sites as we could. First, we headed to Red Rocks State Park. It’s gorgeous and has easy hiking trails for someone who is going to be carrying a baby. The scenery was majestic, per usual. I got the best picture of the trip in this one, no photoshopping, just a good camera and a subject that is prime for beautiful pictures. It also started raining on us while we were hiking, pretty comical. It wasn’t terrible and definitely an experience that made us laugh. Those are the kind of hiccups that make for great memories.
Here are some pictures. I tried to pair them down, but you know me.
After this we had just enough time to hit another Trip Advisor recommendation, The Montezuma Castle Tuzigoot. I’m sure you are thinking that this is some kind of normal castle, well, so were we – and we couldn’t have been more wrong. As we were driving we were pushing our luck because L.L. fell asleep and it was set to close in an hour. We thought it would take us about 20 minutes to drive there and we figured we would at least get to see the outside of it.
As we were driving we didn’t see anything that resembled a castle, just plains and red rocks in the distance. Gil says, I wonder if these are cliff dwellers? You know what? They were! Apparently, there was a time when you could go into the cliffs and see the actual inside of the ‘Castle’, but they stopped that, I believe, in the 40’s. When they stopped that they knew they would have to show what it really looked like inside, so they made a smaller model and put that on display – smart and interesting.
In the end this tourist spot only takes about 20-35 minutes to view, so we were lucky. We saw all the sights, read all the signs and perused the gift shop with minutes to spare!
That is the end of our adventures! We had a wonderful time, but man were we exhausted. The condo was cooler than I would have preferred, even with the heat jacked up. The only room that got to be really warm, at night, was the bedroom, so we all slept in there. I’m sure you can tell how easy that was for the parents to get some much needed rest. Poor L.L. was also on her third round of antibiotics, so the double ear infection was in full effect. Not to mention, we are pretty sure her teeth and gums hurt since the sprouts were starting to show full teeth. Lots of great memories, tho. I’m still smiling thinking of them.
‘Till next time, Sedona.