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Photo Adventure : It’s Sometimes Snowy in Sedona, Arizona

Photo Adventure : It’s Sometimes Snowy in Sedona, Arizona

We first visited Sedona on our last visit to Arizona, back when Claire was a babe and I was barely pregnant with Luke. We loved the natural beauty of the area, and obviously we aren’t alone in that! Sedona has become a destination of its own in the past decade, with outdoor enthusiasts flocking to its red rocks to hike, rock climb and mountain bike.

We were really looking forward to hiking Sedona with the kids and spending just about every second we were there outside! We made sure we had the proper attire to withstand cold weather packed, and flew into south Arizona to start our road trip. While we were there, we heard there was a snowstorm headed towards Arizona. As we got closer to Sedona, so did the winter weather. We both converged on the city at about the same time.

Have you ever tried to hike around with two kids from Texas in heavy snow? I wouldn’t recommend it. It wasn’t fun for anyone involved.  That includes the people of Sedona, which Luke apparently mooned when his underwear and his too large snowpants somehow fell down in the middle of the crossing the street in town.

We gave up with a lot of our planned activities, and had hot chocolate in a coffee shop hoping for better weather the next day. While it got a little better, the visibility never really increased. Had we been able to stay another day or so, we would have had clearer skies but our schedule wouldn’t allow. It really is a beautiful place, though. I know we’ll have to go back again to experience it fully.  And next time, I promise to try to keep Luke in his pants.

Claire trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue.

Part of Travel Photo Thursday.

  1. Life Images by Jill 22 May, 2013

    I have a couple of Flickr friends who live near here. It is amazing to see snow in Sedona – I wouldn’t have imagined it. And yes, a challenge indeed to hike with kids at any time, let alone in the snow. Thank you for taking us along. Great images. Travelling and exploring with children and seeing things through their eyes is such a gift. Enjoy!
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Travel Photo Thursday.

  2. Muza-chan 22 May, 2013

    Great photos 🙂

  3. Marcia 23 May, 2013

    Snow in Sedona? It looks beautiful though. I love the shot of Claire trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue, and the image of Luke mooning the residents of Sedona, unintentionally, of course!

  4. budget jan 23 May, 2013

    The snow against the red is an amazing sight. I couldn’t resist pinning it. Hot chocolate is definitely how I would have coped 🙂

  5. Lisa Goodmurphy 25 May, 2013

    Somehow snow on top of a cactus just looks out of place! Love the photos!

  6. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} 27 May, 2013

    I bet your Texas kids were in heaven with the snow. I really like the picture of the building with the cross. Is it a church? I like how it both blends in and stands out from the environment.

    • Amy Moore 7 June, 2013

      They had a lot of fun! The church is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It is really very beautiful.

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