Psalms 8:1, 3-5 “O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed, your splendor above the heavens! I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man that Youtake thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower thanGod, and You crown him with glory and majesty!” (NASB)
Sedona, Arizona: Breathtaking beauty. How can my mind forget this scene? The power of memory draws me back to this place again and again. Each visit is a “red rock surrounded by blue sky and green trees” step into a God created panorama of beauty. I have celebrated the new millennium in 1999. A friend turned 50 under these rocks. In 2019, a girl’s weekend to hike, visit, and get to a spa awaited me in Sedona. The rare cloudy sky made excellent photographs in the late afternoon shadows.
I went for the hiking. Did I mention 5 vortex – plural located here? More on the vortex later.
Sedona has been truly touristy only in the last 20 years. It is located two hours north of Phoenix and two hours south of the Flagstaff, off of Interstate 17 several miles. Many have passed Sedona while visiting the most famous landmark in Arizona: The Grand Canyon. Don’t miss it.
The traffic, people, building, and congestion on the trails were a remarkable change from 20 or even 10 years ago. Great restaurants were easy to find and we returned to ‘Creekside’ and ‘Wildflower’ multiple times as they were within walking distance. The stunning scenery distracts from the standstill traffic. A “minimum night light policy”, to make sure of the renowned darkness, preserves the night sky. This helps provide the starry wonder of past visits.
Have you revisited a place and it changed so much, you were surprised? What was different? What did you miss? What did you enjoy about the change? How do we visit the places in our hearts in the same way?