Saturday, October 2, 2010

Northern Arizona Road Trip - Post 1

As most of you already know, my wife and I have been on another roadie. This time to Northern Arizona. I'm not sure how many posts I'm going to make about our trip, but it will be a few.  Using the town of Sedona as our base, we had quite a few adventures and a lot of fun. While we were there we did a lot of walking and hiking around, went on a couple of 4-wheel drive only wilderness tours, visited a few very ancient Indian ruins, went to the Grand Canyon, and visited some energy vortex sights.  Of course, I also have quite a few "off-beat" photos to share.

The first post (this one) is just a few of the many photos I took around town. It's amazing that this little town is so close to these giant red beauties.









32 comments:

Copyboy said...

Thanks roadie. Totally worth the wait. Amazing pics!

TS Hendrik said...

That second shot is epic. It looks like a giant topaz rising out of nothing.

baygirl32 said...

Great shots Pat. I hope you had a good trip, it certainly looks peaceful.

Brian said...

Those formations are just incredible!

Georgina Dollface said...

Arizona is on our to do list soon! We've never been, but being the desert person that I am, I can't wait. What is the temperature like there at this time of year? When is the best time to go? I've heard that Phoenix can get incredibly hot.Looking forward to more photos, especially the off-beat ones! - G

Bossy Betty said...

It's about time you checked in, Mister. I've been worried sick and have been hanging around your blog, waiting for you. People are starting to talk.

Oh, yeah. Nice pictures! Are you in photography heaven???

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Arizona's a beautiful state.

Nat said...

The red rock formations are amazing! So loved this part of the world...I was there two years ago almost to the day :)

Clarissa Draper said...

So beautiful!

CD

Christiejolu said...

Nice...JUst don't come to Southern AZ...It isn't as pretty and it is still too hot...104 yesterday!

Japy said...

I love them. Nice color and amazing mountains. Greetings.

Jimmy said...

I have been missing you my Friend and am proud to see you are both having a good time, Enjoy your trip and keep us informed on the fun you are having.

As always your shots are amazing.

tapirgal said...

Nice work, Pat. It was fun to see these amazing formations again.

Warren Zoell said...

I almost expect to see a giant space craft come flying up over the ledge.

Lynne H. said...

Gorgeous.. and again I thank you for dragging this florida gal along on your road-trips...

Pat Tillett said...

Jesse - Thanks! Better photos coming up!

Tim - thanks Tim, I should have folks to enlarge it.

baygirl - thanks! We had a great trip, it was very peaceful, but we were so busy...

Brian - Thanks Brian! pretty awesome.

Gerogina - It was in the 80's, but that is a bit above normal for this time of year (or so they say). The southern half of the state, including Phoenix, is an oven...

Betty - I saw you lurking around. I was about to call the police. I was in photography heaven, I've NEVER seen such a beautiful place.

Alex - That it is! Amazingly so...

Nat - that's great! I hope you had as good a time as we did...

Clarissa - Thanks so much!

Christiejolu - Oh yeah! I know that. It was over 100 from Phoenix all the way to california.

Japy - Thanks! More photos to come the rest of the week...

Jimmy - Thanks Jimmy! We had a blast! I'm home now and trying to catch up. No easy task...

tapirgal - Thanks! It was my first time, so I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor.

Warren - You are too funny! that was good Warren...

Lynne - My pleasure Lynne! More to come...

Marguerite said...

Beautiful pics and scenery! Can't wait to see more! Welcome back to Blogland!

Pat Tillett said...

Marguerite - Thanks, happy to be back! I still can't believe I stayed off my blog for 8 days!

Cheeseboy said...

I like them all, but really like the first one.

passionofthemom said...

OMG, so jealous of your roadies!! I'm possessed by such wanderlust, but hubs is content to sit here in this apt. like a bloody stick in the mud...le sigh. BTW, your photographs are stupendous!!! Really, completely gorgeous, and I can't wait to see the next round! =)

Chuck said...

I have read about the vortex energy in the Sedona area. Several businesses thrive on it. Great shots!

Pat Tillett said...

Cheesboy - Thanks! I'm going to post what I think are the best pics in a few days.

passionofthemom - I have to fight my own "home-body-ness" so I understand. thanks!

Chuck - For some reason my photos were either really good or really bad when taken in those "vortex" areas. I'm not saying I'm a believer, I'm just saying...

Jenny said...

Beautiful Pat! Where is 'home' for you. Not your address, your state?

Pat Tillett said...

Jenny - I just realized I already answered you via email... I gotta pick one method or the other and stick with it. Thanks! Laguna Niguel California

Marlene said...

These photos are GORGEOUS. Simply GORGEOUS!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

i love that tones!! beautiful!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Whoa! Cool!

Joe Cap said...

Wow, can you imagine living in a town with this stuff in your back yard? Awesome, Pat, please tell me you hiked up to the top of it! And took more photos from the top??

Pat Tillett said...

Marlene - Thanks so much! I can't imagine living there and seeing these things everyday...

Costea - yes, the colors are amazing. everytime the sun moves, the colors change...

BlueWave - Yep, very much so!

Joe - They don't allow any climbing on the main rocks at all. I agree about living there, EVERY single time you raise your eyes, there is an amazing view staring back at you. To top it off, houses are VERY reasonably priced!

Oz Girl said...

My mom has a place in Cottonwood, only 20 mins from Sedona, so when I visit her, Sedona is one of my fav places to go. LOVE IT! I have to leave for work right now, but I'm leaving this tab open on my computer so I can come back and read about your North AZ trip. :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful. I just noticed in the first photo that the rock formation is the same color as the bricks in the foreground.

Ree said...

Oh so beautiful!