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... women could even vote). Famous for her unique designs with indigenous materials, she was contracted by the federal government to build something to attract visitors to the east rim in 1932. She lived with the Hopi Indians for inspiration and for 2 years they built and decorated the 75 foot stone tower with her. William Randolph Hearst met her here and she spent over 20 years creating (but never completing) the Hearst Castle for him.
... to drive it. You may recall in the news, reports of wildfires in Arizona and many road/park closings. Well this was the area that was affected by those wildfires. Luckily it had been contained but along the way you could see the scorched areas. Our RV campground is right off this highway in Sedona and we made it!
P.S. Any 90's child should know what the blog title references.
Started at Uhaul to rent a truck and buy some boxes. Our insurance adjuster Rick Mathias met us at the yard to examine the damage. A nice man, very understanding of our situation...we hope he gives us good news. Of course the RV is totaled but he wasn't sure about the truck. He's having it taken to the Ford dealer to be assessed tomorrow. The frame may be bent. We spent ...
... need to turn around. I find a spot on the twisting road and head back up to the lookout. The view was just amazing. The canyon was wide and a few thousand feet deep. I admired the view and looked at the merchandise the local Indians were selling and moved on, excited by this drive into the canyon. I follow the twisting blacktop as it snaked the edge of the canyon until it was in the canyon floor. Driving between the trees and seeing the red and orange canyon wall tower high above ...
... be in the right position at the right time). Rather amazing to see a tiny glow peeking up over the horizon. In a matter of minutes, the sun climbed quickly up the sky.
Started the hike at 6:30 and by 8:30 we returned to the hotel to get out 2nd breakfast and check out.
Left Phornix at 9:40am to get to Sedona.
Scenery is getting steadily more dramatic as we get further away from the city. Articularly astonished at the concentration of ...