so im still catching up on all my missed posts…and probably will be for at least a little while…but to be cliche, “its better late than never,” and i just dont feel right posting new ones before i catch up. it messes up my chronology….and for those who know me REAL well know that i have a bit of an obsession with organization. ESPECIALLY chronological organization! but thats a whole different day
but as for today…well sorta…
back in december…my “bestie”, trish, and i took a little photo field trip up to sedona, az. it was a nice girls day out…beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, and even a spooky little story that i might share, if youre lucky!
we spent the day just driving around trying to find cool little spots to explore and…well…take pictures! hence calling it a photo field trip. since neither of us are avid sedona trippers (is that even a word? well it is now!), we only knew of about 2 spots that we for sure wanted to go to…the rest of the time was us just driving around hoping to happen upon a jewel.
the first stop was the church of the red rocks. pretty much everyone who’s been there knows about it. its just what it sounds like…a church built into the side of the red rock mountains. being that i myself am a christian…it really reminds me to thank God for creating such beautiful places for us to enjoy!
this is a shot i got of trish…
heres where the spooky little story comes in! as we were drving along the highway, we saw that down below was a creek and if we pulled over we could climb down the rocks and get some really cool shots! so we found a perfect spot to pull over and park the car. we locked up, climbed down, and just started walking along the creek…shooting as we went (thats where trish is in that last shot). well as we were walking, we noticed there were 2 guys, in about their mid 30′s to early 40′s, walking on the other side of the creek, calling something out in spanish. well, since neither of us speak spanish…naturally we didnt know what they were saying, but we were under the impression they were looking for someone they knew since they were too close to us to be needing to shout. but being that we were two young ladies, walking alone, in this very secluded creek ravine…we decided that it was a good idea just to head back to the car. well…as we started heading back, the guys crossed the creek and started to walk in our direction and were no longer calling out whatever it was they were before. getting a little nervous…we started to walk a little faster and progressed to a light jog. then it got scary! the faster we walked, jogged, or ran…the guys did the same! i was now at the point where my adreneline was PUMPING! all i can think about is what is possible if these guys catch up with us…and that no one can see us from the highway. i am yelling for trish to “RUN!” i climbed up those rocks faster than i ever imagined i could…using only my lower body strength, while i held my camera in my hands. as we started up the rocks…the guys, only about 30 ft. behind us, started up the rocks. i finally got to the top, unlocked my car, jumped in, started the engine just as trish was opening the door and put it in drive! just as trish shut the door and the car started to move…one of the guys jumped up to the top of the hill and was standing right at her window! we were so scared all we could do was laugh and freak ourselves out even more by talking about what COULD HAVE happened! needless to say…we didnt go far from the main road for the rest of our trip!
but…just up the road we HAD to pull over again…this time staying visible. this is what we would have passed!
its was like what you imagine a fairytale forest to look like. like a place snow white would go to call all her little animal friends! and i like this one of trish standing in the road to get her shot!
a little later in the day we ended up in the spot that we both knew we had to go! slide rock! there are so many cool things to see and photograph…there just isnt enough blog space…or time, since im trying to catch up on the last 5 months ive missed take a look for yourself…and if you are ever in the area be sure to check it out in person…its majestic!
be careful of this area!! i made the mistake of bending down on my knees to get this shot, and found out very quickly that that isnt just dead grass you see…its a breeding ground for those tiny round stickers!! trish had to come help me stand up because i couldnt put my hands down to push myself up…and not to mention my legs were a little sore from all the climbing and intense running from scary men we had to do!!!
this was perfect for me! im a bit of a hippie at heart and right away when i saw this GIANT wooden wheel i saw the peace sign in it! so i had to do the obvious
this image reminds me of a place a young married couple would have went back in the 30′s and 40′s…and after their spouse died…they would come back here and just sit on the bench and reminisce. kinda sad…i know. but dont worry…thats just trisha sitting there…but it does seem like that kind of spot…right?
and last but not least…slide rock itself!! in summer this place is swarming with kids and families…playing in the water, picnicing, and just walking the edges to get a good look at the scenery. it definitely something worth checking out if you get the opportunity!
thanks for taking my photo tour of sedona…and i hope you enjoyed yourselves! come back soon..and i look forward to catching you up even more of my lifes adventures from the last few months…and those to come!