Tuesday, July 13, 2010

End of the Trip

On Thursday Dad, Jesse, and I went on a second hike in a different part of Sedona. A park ranger directed us towards a 'moderate' trail with great views. Seeing as I live pretty much at sea level in Houston, the elevation plus more rigorous hiking was a fun duo during this hike. Needless to say, I was happy to take water breaks and catch my breath. The views were pretty amazing though and we saw lots of interesting flora and fauna on this hike. I wasn't able to capture any of the critters we saw (jack rabbit, lizards, chipmunks, etc) but I did get some pictures of the more interesting plants:
View from a water break stop

Fields of cacti

Possibly a yucca plant bloom

Purple cactus

During our shopping escapades we came across a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I got myself a caramel apple covered in white, milk, and dark chocolate as well as walnuts and pecans. Pretty freakin amazing! Here it is after my first taste:

All in all I had a great, restful vacation in Sedona and I was happy to be able to see my family for a whole week. Thanks again for the trip, fam!

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