Arizona // North Carolina Wedding Photographers at the Grand Canyon
Personal , February 17, 2015
This past Decemeber, we ventured out to Arizona to visit my dad who lives in Flagstaff. What a beautiful state it is! We spent a little time in Sedona on our first day- eating cactus fries and discussing the economics of selling “healing crystals,” which are for sale in nearly every gift shop in the town. We also visited the Lowell Observatory, which is famous for being the discovery place of Pluto. We didn’t take a ton of photos there, but it is a pretty neat place: if you’re ever in Flagstaff and you love science, it’s worth visiting.
Downtown Flagstaff is absolutely charming. We spent a lot of time eating really great food, including bacon cheeseburgers at a traditional Route 66 diner. We also trekked out to an Arizona marvel known as “Bearizona,” a wildlife park with all kinds of bears, wolves, bison, and many other cute and/or terrifyingly awesome animals. Another gem in the Flagstaff area is Walnut Canyon- a beautiful park with 1,000-year-old pueblo dwellings and stunning views. Walking around in the cliff dwellings was a pretty neat experience; it’s easy to imagine what life might have been like when that area was still populated.
The highlight of our trip was, of course, seeing the Grand Canyon in person. Photos will never be able to do it justice. Because it was so cold, there were very few people along the South rim trail and we were lucky enough to see some elk up close and personal. It is an unbelievable sight, all of it.