A rainy day in Arizona….

 

I didn’t even know that was possible, but sure enough we woke on our first full morning in Sedona to fog and drizzle.

 

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Okay, not that much rain…

 

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But even the fog couldn’t hide the beauty.

 

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Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte rise majestically above you as you travel up Hwy 179.

 

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179 is an amazing road that cuts right through the canyon.

 

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It was my first real look at Red Rock country and I was hooked.

 

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Even through the fog, rain and spotty windshield, it was fabulous.

 

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We’d heard a lot about the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross, and even though I’m not the least bit religious…. decided to do a drive by.

 

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I have to say it was pretty magnificent….

 

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Rising out of the red rocks.

 

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The walk up to the top is long and steep, so there are golf carts to help the fat and lazy like me.

 

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But since the weather was bad, we just drove up and turned around.

 

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And planned on going back for a proper visit when the sun was shining.

 

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We noticed some snow on a far peak and marveled at the difference altitude can make. It was 60 degrees down in the parking lot..

 

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So we said goodbye to the church in the rocks….

 

 

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And passed by this little hacienda…

 

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Apparently the locals were livid the mansion was built so close to the chapel.

 

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But when you have that kind of money, I guess you can buy any piece of rock you want.

20 thoughts on “A rainy day in Arizona….”

  1. One of my memories of visiting Arizona is me driving through a thunderstorm with rain pouring so hard I couldn’t see through the windshield. It was scary af and not what I expected out in the desert. In fact, most of AZ was not what I expected…

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  2. I would imagine Arizona’s Southwestern climate is prone to rainy days that almost never happen during the summer. And since it’s a popular wintertime vacation spot (Who would want to intentionally go there when it’s 120 degrees?) a lot of people end up surprised with the weather. I’ve noticed that California baseball games only get rained out in April…

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