Chapel of the Holy Cross
Sedona is an odd place like no other. It is almost like “just the right amount of wrong.” Situated two-thirds of the way between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Red rock country is a good rest stop, or perhaps even night over on your way to the Grand Canyon. We really enjoyed our short and sweet stay while walking around this “western frontier” town.
You will immediately notice a drastic landscape shift as soon as you leave Phoenix. Jumping chollas & Saguaros will reflect in your rearview mirror as soon as you drive on Hwy 17 into the canyon. The view will turn into a plateau bearing some of the world’s exotic terrains. The desert hills will turn into chaparral with huge red rocks just sticking out of the ground.
Ferocious reds and various hues of oxidized Iron will make you wonder for a second where have you arrived. Bizarre Martian landscapes – a real playground for photographers. In the middle of all this, you’ll find a small town with a dozen of churches.
One of which has become a photography destination for many bloggers. It has made a list of top 100 locations to shoot in Arizona. We decided to make a stop in Sedona and check out the Chapel of the Holy Cross for ourselves.
We didn’t do too many activities with our son besides going to the Chapel of the Holy Cross and visiting a local tavern. We even had a chance to go inside.
Here’s an Icon from the gift shop downstairs.
Flagstaff with kids
Many people make little effort to stop by the Flagstaff on your way up north. We, however, would recommend a pit stop and try the cuisine – it is actually pretty authentic. You should add western-themed shops in the downtown area, a pink jeep tour, and of course the countless hiking trails to your itinerary. Onward to the Grand Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon…