Though it doesn’t appear on lists of the Seven Wonders of the World, I have always thought of the Grand Canyon as one of those geographic wonders of the world. And we have seen it – from above while on a flight to California. I hope that a visit to see the Grand Canyon first-hand will be in our future, preferably on a train tour from Arizona. But for now, I was happy to settle for just getting closer.
While in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl, we took a day to drive north to Sedona, which is 110 miles south of the Grand Canyon. A number of people had told me that Sedona is a “must-see” but I wasn’t really prepared for the natural beauty of that area.
Sedona itself has taken advantage of tourist traffic and is a quaint but modern community, filled with art galleries and small shops. Bed-and-breakfasts and other lodging are abundant and several resorts are nearby. I’d like to go back when we have more time and stay a day or two, just to browse through the galleries and shops and maybe hike just a little along some of the trails through the area.
For now, I will have to content myself with pictures and the knowledge that I have seen “the edge” of one of America’s wonders, which is a “wonder” itself!