March 28, 2011

Let's Go on a Roadtrip and Pick Flowers Along the Way

My Mister and I took a little Arizona get-a-way this weekend.  Hopped in the car and drove north to Sedona, stopping for a slight detour at Montezuma's Castle.  If you have never been, Sedona is one of those "spiritual" travel destinations with its breath taking views and various vortices in the earth that claim to strengthen and balance the spirit.  On Sunday, we decided to hike to a vortex, however, ended up taking a different path.  We were walking through Boynton Canyon and it was more of a nature walk under pine trees than anything else.  Ryan suggested we walk through the brush and up a canyon.  Frankly, I was content with staying on the well maintained trail where I could hear and/or see other people.  I'd like to say "Advenutre" is my middle name, but it's not.  I'm the product of a United States Air Force fighter pilot father who always stressed the importance of safety first.  So I told the Hubby that he's made me watch too many of those "Survivorman/I Shouldn't Be Alive" television shows and that I prefer not to make an appearance (specifically on the latter) one day.  But through his persistence, we ended up veering off course and taking the road less traveled.  I may have upped the scales on the high-maintenance level as I fought this decision, and the knats sharing my space.  However, once we made it to the top, I understood his persistence, and why I need to bark less and trust more.  There was a sudden sense of clarity and peace.  We could see the tops of trees, feel the warmth of the sand stone and hear only the wind.  If time was nonexistent, I could have sat there all day.  And although we didn't reach a vortex, I felt a spirituality all my own.  And I am  grateful these moments.  What did you do this weekend?

39 comments:

Inna xoxo said...

Amazinggg :)
Love the pictures!
You make me wana go hiking haha.
xoxo Inna :)
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Raven said...

Think you two could tone it down a little and NOT look so gorgeous together? You are making the rest of us look bad! Totally kidding, beautiful couple and beautiful scenery!

Eclectic Flair said...

Wow, what a lovely weekend! Mine was rather mundane in comparison to yours, no spiritual moment here!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Amy said...

Looks like so much fun! I miss being able to get in a car and go anywhere with husband, without a care in the world!

amy day to day

melissa said...

Adorable photos!!!! You two are too cute for words! Looks like it was a fun adventure =) xo

Natalya's Closet said...

Sounds like an amazing adventure of a weekend! Great photos! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Melody said...

Wow Amazing pictures!!

Lou said...

Wow looks like you had a great weekend. I feel lazy now. But it must be so good to jump in the car and be able to drive to somewhere like that.

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theclassyturtle said...

Ah Sedona is one of my favorite places in AZ. My family lives in Scottsdale and Cave Creek. So beautiful!!!

Lili said...

Congratulations for going outside your comfort zone :-) It truly is liberating at times! Oh and in seeing your cool pictures, I wish all of that was just a road trip away from me, too... But what am I complaining about, when Paris is just a road trip away from here! SHAZAM! ;-))) (Now I'd only need "time". Did you know about that freaky concept? It's of the essence, or so I heard.)

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Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Secona is on my list of places to take a weekend getaway too. Looks amazing. Now I'm looking at the calendar for the next 3-day weekend.

BlueVanilla said...

Gorgeous views!
xx

Hot Pink Day

Julie said...

Gorgeous scenery. If you really want to get out of your comfort zone, you and your man should head to Zion's and hike Angels Landing. I was holding onto the chain for dear life.

Kelly said...

That sounds amazing! Your pictures are beautiful.
I wish it was warm enough to have little adventures like yours :(

Kelly
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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

wow! that looks like an amazing road trip! definatly a perk to living in cali.. being so close to other fun states :) xoxo jcd
ps you two look adooorable together.

Michelle said...

these are beauuuuuuuutiful!

Rissy said...

that seems like the perfect getaway... peaceful, beautiful, simple.

Love how you look beautiful even on at outdoor adventure lol

CarissaExplainsItAll

CessOviedo said...

Incredible view from up there, have always been fascinated by canyons there are majestic, great pics! What did i do? not much but thrilled cause I sew a skirt my self! Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

<3 Cess O.
The Outfit Diaries

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I just love road trips! I just finished one from LA to NYC...I love finding little, unique places along the way! Love all your pictures too...you are both adorable together and your hair always looks so lovely!

Liesl :)

Gentri said...

Oh my goodness!!! :D I LOOVE the red rock of southern Utah and Arizona. Seriously, love being down there. Those pictures are beautiful and I'm so glad you were adventurous.

This weekend I attended the festival of colors. It was a blast! You should check out my post on it! http://gentrilee.blogspot.com/2011/03/colorful-inspiration-post-26_26.html

Hayley said...

Beuatiful words, scenery and people. glad you had so much fun!

Married...with a Pup said...

Great photographs! My parents used to live in Prescott Valley and I had the opportunity of getting to Sedona a lot; I love it there!

tickled. said...

You photos are AMAZING! That looks beautiful! Sounds like y'all had a FAB weekend!

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

MARY said...

U guys look adorable Katie...=) xx Mary

Kaley said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous!! I love the one of you and your hubby, you are too cute together :) I visited Sedona a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with the red rock landscapes. I'm not sure I found a vortex either, but it just feels so peaceful with so much open space and open sky. Send a little sunshine to the east coast please, we could use some!!

Vikkibabbey said...

hope you had fun !

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

looks like a blast i love your relaxed hippie chic look! you guys are such a cute couple!

Steffys Pros and Cons

Nicole Marie said...

how fun! love weekend trips!

GretchTM said...

Wow! These photos are amazing!

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous! I've passed by their countless times when traveling between Flagstaff and Phoenix, but I've never actually been there. However, this post has inspired me to do so! Maybe I can convince my husband to take me one of these weekends for a little weekend getaway.

Sydney said...

Great Pictures! Ever try Bikram yoga? For some reason Sedona reminds me of that, it's amazing...

Pink Chinchilla

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos!! And you look so pretty in basics.

Bailey Schneider said...

Incredible photographs!

That place does look magical!

Have a beautiful day
xoxo
Much love, Vanilla Blonde

Courtney B said...

Love the photos!! Sedona is amazing, I need to take my husband! It looks like you two had a magical time! :)

Carla Steinberg said...

how fun!! great pictures
love sedona :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Great post and those photos are simply amazing. I love how your checked shirt matches the scenery.

LoveLife{s.a.h.m.} said...

this place is gorgeous! love all the pics!

christine donee said...

ridiculously gorgeous photos.. makes me want to go there. NOW.

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