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.
Part of Travel Photo Thursday.