Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sedona Hiking Trip

You can't really beat a day outside with family and loved ones. I spent Saturday hiking with my family and my man near Sedona, Arizona. Jeff met John and Micah at my apartment, and T'liese and Joe picked us up there in the truck. Megan had to work and couldn't join us. We left Phoenix at 7:00 AM and arrived at the hiking parking lot by 8:45. It was a four-mile hike to the natural pool for swimming. We couldn't have asked for better weather as it was overcast and only about 85 degrees for both the hike in and out later that day. We spent the afternoon jumping off cliffs, eating yummy meals packed by Joe and T'liese, and enjoying the cool water.

We witnessed a kid who jumped off the high cliff and dislocated his shoulder. Luckily, there was a doctor there, and she popped it back into place. The water was cold and invigorating, to say the least, but it felt good after soaking up lots of Arizona sun. We carried lots of water and enjoyed a lunch of turkey wraps, fruit roll-ups, almonds, and Mike and Ikes candies. T'liese said she felt like our parents because they had packed our school lunches for us!

That evening, when we arrived back in town, we ate burgers at Dluxe then went next door and had dessert at The Gellato Spot. John and I got pretty badly burned by the sun, forgetting to reapply sunscreen before we hopped into the water. It was a wonderful day enjoying the beauty this state has to offer.

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