Saturday, November 28, 2009
Scenic Sunday / Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona USA
I spent five days with my friend (from childhood) on a road-trip to Arizona. We spent time at the fabulous Grand Canyon and the spectacular red-rock country of Sedona...and some sights in between. We were fortunate to have clear and dry weather, but, it was quite chilly, especially at night. The top two photos were taken at the Grand Canyon. We were at the Desert View standing along-side of the Watch Tower there. We were able to get nice views of the Colorado River below. The river can be elusive from the rim at many points...but, it's there whether we can see it or not.
The rest of the photos were taken at Sedona, Arizona. This is a small community only about 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. What a change in scenery! Massive columns of red-rock prevail across the landscape. The colors here, too, change as the light changes according to cloud cover, and time of day. Sally and I spent a morning on the "Pink" Jeep Tour. What a hoot that was! We took the Rim Tour which is exactly that! We were high above Sedona (2000 feet) on the rims of the hills/mountains. The views back into the valley were awesome. You can be thoroughly impressed by just driving on the paved roads in and around Sedona...but, to get up above it all is truly a sight to behold. We took so many pictures! It's not easy choosing those to post here. The last photo was taken on the rim with the driver, myself, and my friend Sally. I am in the middle. Our driver was great!
I have visited the Grand Canyon numerous times and Sedona one other time...it never gets old! The colors change all day long...hour by hour, even minute by minute. These are just two of God's many masterpieces!
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