Today I thought I’d do something a tad bit different than my usual blog posts. Rather than telling a full and comprehensive story about my adventures to Arizona, I thought I’d show you my trip through a photo diary. I captured some stunning photos of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, and other parts of the state that are sure to take your breath away! I hope you enjoy!
As soon as the lights turned off inside the plane as we landed, I was able to take this gorgeous photo of the sun rising in Dallas, Texas. This was my first stop before landing in Phoenix.
South Mountain overlooking all of Phoenix.
Arizona is home to many Native Americans and offers an array of handmade native crafts.
We ate dinner outside this all American burger joint, and were graced by this lovely view. The restaurant was called, Zinburger. I highly recommend this place!
There was nothing more pleasant than the Arizona after-rain smell in the morning. And these palm trees reminded me A LOT of Florida!
My friend had to work one of the days that I was there, so she gave me her car to explore Scottsdale. This outdoor mall is one of the major hubs for shopping!
There were many scenic stops along the way to Sedona. This was the first one.
Bell Rock: A popular tourist attraction just south of Sedona. We stopped here on the way there.
Can you even believe how stunning this view is? We made our way up the mountain to see this view.
If you can’t tell, I was very happy that day. I could barely handle the beauty of all these vibrant colors!
Sedona was bursting with colors. When traveling, I especially love capturing places that have so much color to them!
Aside from the stunning red rock formations, Sedona has many shops and restaurants. We went into this store that sold sour cream and onion grasshoppers. Um…. no thanks.
There was no boring part during our ride to the Grand Canyon. If there weren’t mountains, there were trees, if there weren’t trees, there were mountains.
Have you ever only seen a place on TV, movies, or pictures and always dreamt of going there? For me, the Grand Canyon was one of those places!
The entirety of the rims we stopped at, were flooded with tourists from all over the world! It was so beautiful!
The Grand Canyon, I tell ya, was in fact, GRAND. It was so hard to believe how REAL this all was. It was almost too beautiful that it looked like a gigantic painted canvas.
You can see, in this photo, the Colorado River so beautifully passing through the canyon.
As we made our way around the rim of the canyon, we stopped at this tower, which was also crowed with tourists waiting to get a picture of themselves on this spot, above. From the top of the tower, you can see miles and miles of the canyon from different angles.
Can you believe just miles and miles and MILES of this? I promise that none of these pictures do the canyon justice! I urge you to go see it for yourself!
It was the 4th of July when my friend and I visited the canyon. Happy Independence, America the beautiful!
On the way back from the canyon, we were able to stop and catch a glimpse of the sun setting at one of the scenic stops.
There was a tiny shop set up by Native Americans selling homemade arts and crafts.
Good bye, Arizona! It’s been real. Next stop, Washingon state!