On the way we got to see more fabulous red mountains.
|The girls being told by a park ranger that if the kept their parents |
on the trails and didn't let them touch anything they would get a little surprise.
|Look a lizard!|
At the Ruins there were pictographs
|the fire pit!|
|I HEART Sedona|
The ruins themselves were small and off in a distance. Apparently you used to be able to get closer however last July due to weather changes, the cliff above them had a crack that opened up and the area is closed until they study how the crack will react as a massive cliff landing on people is something they would like to avoid...imagine that...still I think they could have let us a bit closer, or cut down the trees in front of the cliff...all for the name of a better photo :)
|Receiving their treat for keeping their parenst in line|
|Proud of their colouring book...to Share! Ha! |
Aayla gets to pick the next treat!
After the ruins we headed to Slide Rock State Park.
|No this isn't the real Slide Rock area :)|
|Yes Aayla does ALWAYS have a dirty face! But it's still CUTE|
Clouds and wind didn't hold Sierra and Aayla back.
|Another HEART rock|
|Sierra found "Woolly" Her new best friend...a pet wood bug|
The slide rock area was a little too big for the girls but we found some pools at the top which we called "the kids slide" and they splashed around for a bit whenever the sun came out from behind the clouds. Aalya loved the water and didn't care that it was only about 52 degrees.
There were a few crazy kids going down it and having a great time. Brrrrrr!!!! That water was cold!
After spending a couple hours here despite the cold, the sky cleared for what looked like it might be for at least 10 minutes of warmth and I could bare it bo longer! Afterall searching the internet, Slide Rock is how I heard about Sedona... I HAD to go! SoooOOooo I did!
It was cold...so cold that after you were in you didn't even feel the cold anymore. Sierra decided she wanted to try it with me...but chickened out. She did however want to sit on my lap to go down the "Kids slide".
After going down and her bum barely getting wet on my lap she was soooo excited to have gone down and wanted to go again.
Aayla...she preferred to splash around.
From here we headed to Red Rock Crossing as I had heard there was a nice photo opt near the river of Catherdral Rock. However it was a $9.00 entrance fee so we didn't bother. Instead we headed to an overlook and got a few shots from there.
|Everytime I ask Ian to smile I get this, so...|
|When I get mad at him for no smiles... I get this!!!|
The girls enjoyed exploring and tree climbing.
We hit Safeway for a few groceries and saw this green McDonalds??? Is that normal in the States? Or a city bylaw here? Weird to see green "golden arches".
Back up Schnebly Hill Rd to our campsite...Bye Bye Sedona...Hello Grand Canyon :)