After a day of lying around by the pool, Day 3 of our trip was much more proactive. We got up and hopped in the car for some sight-seeing in Sedona. Our first stop on the way was to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. I’ll try my best not to make this into a history lesson.
The Montezuma Castle was built over 300 years ago by the Sinagua people. These people built their community within the limestone cliffs and used a series of ladders to climb to 20 different rooms within the rock.
At the base of the castle is desert land but just a few feet away is a mini oasis called Beaver Creek.
The weird thing about the monument is that historians don’t know why but the Sinagua people just got up and left one day. Their theories were that it was due to some sort of disease or their spiritual leader just said its time to go.
This is what happens when Kenny has the camera and you are really interested in an old remains of a civilization. But like the Sinagua people, we got up and headed toward our next destination. I’m full of corny jokes today.
The view driving into Sedona was so beautiful. I honestly never thought that I would be in awe over some desert rocks.
Our next stop was to a catholic church called the Chapel of the Holy Cross which was built on the red rocks of Sedona.
After hiking to the top of the hill to get to the Chapel there was an amazing view over looking Sedona.
The rest of the day was spent driving around admiring the scenery. We walked around a little town to stock up on souvenirs and some turquoise jewelry. We even stumbled upon this little creek where the locals hung out. And of course more rocks.
Day three was dedicated to admiring the beauties that Arizona had to offer. Tomorrow will be our last day of the trip and Kenny’s and my favorite day.
The weekend is almost here! Keep your head held high.