January 11, 2012 (Wednesday):
I left Connie and Bill's mid morning with the plan to spend a couple days in Sedona and return on Friday. Immediately after arriving, I scoped out a visitor center and booked a couple jeep tours for the next two days, found a hotel, then headed up town to wander around and get my bearings.
Sedona is a beautiful and fascinating place. Sedona's official website sums it up be
st: Often called "Red Rock Country" Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone -whether you're into history and archaeology, arts and culture, shopping, outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world".
The weather was absolutely lovely, making it difficult to remember it was still early January. My luck was amazing!
First order of business was to have a leisurely lunch. After lunch I wandered around town with camera in hand. I've turned into a photographer who takes a picture of everything.
Sometimes people look at me funny when I take pictures of odd things (like my food) but... hey... you never know when you might capture a unique photo worthy of submitting to a stock photography site.
I was particularly fascinated by the vast array of life sized scuptures displayed around town.
The sun wasn't exactly in the right position for pictures, but I did the best I could (and have not edited). One of my favorites was an authentically garbed w
estern couple (mounted on a wagon wheel), swirling and dancing to whatever music was in their bronze heads.
Another favorite was a cowboy painter, with a smaller statue of a little girl taking a picture of him as he worked on his (fake) canvas creation.
And... a scupture of a life sized horse, with all the detail of what a cowboy would carry including the gun and holster, saddle bags, etc. Totally amazing!