Vacation journal continues … after Lowell Observatory, we planned to go to Sunset Crater and Wupatki, but the road was closed due to some flash flooding. It rained a lot when we were out there; unusual it seemed because it’s somewhat of a desert area, but I suppose this was the rainy season. The sky would look really dark and foreboding, and all of the sudden it would pour. Some roads had gulley-type things dug along the sides of them for the run-off.
So, since plan A was out, on to plan B, which was to drive around Sedona, which seemed to be a new age-y, artsy town (all kinds of shops for fortune telling, etc). That part was a little out-there, but the scenery was really awesome – Sedona is surrounded by huge red rock sculptures.
Along the road to Sedona – see the red rocks beginning to appear? Sedona was really high up, and we reached it by means of a pretty tortuous path of switchbacks, all along mountain edges. It was pretty freaky to look out the window and down!
Various rock formations had names. The one below is “Snoopy Rock.” See the resemblance to Snoopy lying on his doghouse?