Yesterday morning we left our place just a bit after seven to drive to Mesa and meet up with my sister and BIL to take a road trip. We headed up into the mountains to Sedona, the famous spot of vortexes, crystals, and red rocks. Along the way we stopped at this National Monument, Montezuma's Castle, another cliff home of the Hokoham peoples back in the 1000's through the 1400's. Again, by the time Columbus "discovered" America, these people had moved on. I find these homes of our early American people so fascinating. But everytime I see a home like this, my first thought is 'Oh mamas! I hope you are watching your babies!' Can you imagine raising kids in a place like this?
The scenery around Sedona is beautiful. I love the red rocks, especially against the blue skies.
We stopped at this chapel. And yes, we had to climb up to it. There is a steep winding road on the right side, and we hiked up to the chapel.
It seems that every view of the red rocks and blue skies included the contrail of a jet.
Ernie and BIL Ike, resting. See the tiny cars below? We are parked even further down the hill!