Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, AZ

One of the most popular spots around Sedona, Arizona is “The Crossing” or Red Rock Crossing. There the river is shallow and in the background are some of the beautiful, massive sandstone formations that Sedona is best known for. We picnicked, then let Trey play in the chilly water while I took some photos. Trey […]

Doe Mountain Hike near Sedona, AZ

Sedona, Arizona is kind of like the rich man’s, liberal version of Gatlinburg, TN. For every “God Bless America” themed sign in Gatlinburg, Sedona has a “New Age Healer” sign. They’re so new-agey there that the hiking map I got at a visitor center had “energy vortexes” marked on it. We had a bit of a […]

Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ

Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700 years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyon walls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare and valuable to its early human inhabitants. It remains valuable today as habitat for plants and […]

Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ

One of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape. You’re right in wondering what the Aztec Emporer Montezuma was doing up in Arizona. A vacation home perhaps? In fact, Montezuma […]