Monday, March 10, 2014

long road back: Jerome, Sedona and Route 66

On our last big drive on the way back we made a few stops-

Jerome AZ is a former mining town built into the side of a mountain. About a mile up in a series of tight turns and winding road. One way in and one way out. The downtown is built in a series of block long switchbacks- so we were always looking up at the underbelly of the next set of businesses. Or down to the valley view. Also a bit of a ghost town, its community now is artists and studio/shops. We also ate an amazing Mexican lunch. yum!

Next stop, Sedona AZ. You'll know it when you see it. Its distinct rock formations and mountains in bight red rock. We wound up at the most stunning Catholic Church built right in to the side of a hill. These shots are actually from its parking lot!

And one quick detour onto a stretch of the historic Route 66. So iconic, yet so sleepy I was able to stand right in the middle of the main drag and not a car in sight.

It was a great trip- felt much longer than a week! Thanks mom and dad!

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