I'm not a travel blogger, I don't do travelogues.
It's not my long suit; I do love to travel, but I don't do enough of it. And even then, I'm not one to obsessively catalog hotels, restaurants, airlines, airports... okay, maybe a little, but not enough to make a career of it.
All of that said, this has been a great week so far: Mom and I have been traveling around Arizona, first in Tucson, then driving north to Sedona, arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth. So I feel I'd be remiss to my friends and regular readers not sharing some of what we've seen.
Most of the pictures are on mom's camera... and unfortunately, she didn't think to bring along the cables. So for now, here are a few shots from my cell phone. Isn't the digital age amazing?
This is just outside Tucson, in the Saguaro state park. Down the road aways is the Desert Museum, which was very interesting and informative. This was taken on a promontory midway up a big peak. I didn't get a shot of the valley to the right of this.
I can't entirely put into words our arrival into Sedona; you drive up this highway, there's a bend in the road... and suddenly this is what's in front of you. The red rock formations surround Sedona proper (and Oak Creek, just to its south), meaning when you step out of your hotel, or any shop... there it is. Again. It is almost unbearably beautiful.
Today we went hiking around Oak Creek; this is the view on the trail up to the Red Rock Cathedral, a church carved into one of the formations. I didn't make it all the way up: the final stretch was especially steep, and Mom gave out very early on; which was a shame, since she missed stuff like this. On the plus side, she and I have been collecting rocks for The Most Adorable Nephew in the Universe, and I found a number of good samples.
That will have to do for now. Dinner calls, and hopefully, I will have some more over the next couple of days, before we fly home.
UPDATE: Turns out I do have the cable to link Mom's camera and my laptop. More pics shortly.