We had heard from a number of people about Sedona, Arizona, so we decided to take a day and drive there. I had a feeling that there was a lot of red rock formations, but that was all I knew.
We started driving south from Flagstaff and were driving along fairly interesting forests and then we hit the top of Oak Creek Canyon. Wow is all I can say after spiraling down through the top of the canyon to the floor, then driving down toward the town of Sedona. I wish I had a photo of that area, but I was just too busy driving and gawking.
We arrived at downtown Sedona and found the visitor center. We scoped out some places to go. We drove up to the scenic overlook at the airport where there is a great view of the rocks with the city way down below them. Then we went to Red Rock State Park, where we had lunch and walked through the valley along Oak Creek. It was very different from farther upstream, and was not as spectacular, but still very scenic.
We drove east from Sedona toward the village of Oak Creek and saw many of the formations that are notable, like cathedral rock and courthouse butte. Then it was up the Interstate and back to our camp in Grand Canyon, which is just Grand.
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Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.