hi friends! i just have to share these photos from a hike we went on yesterday. it possibly made my top-10-hikes-ever list.
we went on the airport mesa trail, right in the middle of all of sedona. the trail goes around the entire mesa, so you get views of all the red rock monuments. it was so beautiful!
i kept finding hearts in the prickly pear cactus.
we used this baby backpack for the first time that was given to us by a friend back in michigan. it was amazing for my shoulders. :)
mateo was so excited to discover that there were both cactus on the trail AND on his shirt.
can you see all the trees changing along the creek? it was the most beautiful, bright view on a cloudy day. the leaves in flagstaff have long ago fallen off the trees, so we were (happily) surprised to see sedona still in the middle of fall.
our camera batteries died halfway through our hike, so not pictured in this post are all of the other monuments we saw on the other side. the rain came for a bit and then left, leaving that amazing desert rain smell plus rain-glitter all over the agave and red rocks. it was gorgeous!
on our way back home we stopped at starbucks to cash in on the buy-one-get-one-free holiday drink hour to enjoy on the ride home and it was the sweetest end to one of our best arizona days yet.