although wouldn't that make a great headline? "nine month pregnant woman falls out of tree while picking apples leaving behind
somehow October and November slipped right on by. and then came December and the holiday rush and yeah, good luck finding an open weekend. it wasn't until the beginning of January that we finally came across a Saturday where nothing was going on, and so that morning I made an announcement: ATTENTION PEOPLE! WE ARE GOING TO SEDONA TODAY! ALL CAPS. there was one slight hitch though: since the two child backpack carrier thingamajigs we had totally fell apart last summer, and since I wasn't about to carry a kid in my arms while hiking, we had to first make a quick detour over to the used sporting goods store. a couple backpacks later, we were back in business. PHEW.
the photos you are about to see are a stark contrast to the ones I posted a couple days ago. from snow-capped peaks to gorgeous red rocks. it's no secret, I love the variety Arizona has to offer. and so would you if you cough lived here cough.
after a quick parking lot style lunch, we hit the trail. destination: Bell Rock. I apologize in advance if this evokes any, you know, twinges of jealousy ;-)
can't argue with this view:
it felt good to get back in the groove of hiking and exploring. this time, I refuse to let four months go by before we head down there again!