Caleb and I went on a little trip to Arizona this past February so he could attend a work conference. Any time he was not in a session we made sure to do some exploring:) This was both our first time visiting Arizona and we fell in love. The colors, the architecture, the scenery, oh my... It was absolutely beautiful.
We stayed at the J.W. Marriott Resort in Scottsdale. Certain places in Arizona have height restrictions on their buildings, so the resort was very spread out with the rooms being no-higher than two stories. After settling in, we headed out to get some food. Caleb had never had In-and-Out, so we knew where we were going. After eating we decided to go for a hike. Well Camelback Mountain was basically in our backyard, so we got the camera and went on our way. It was a pretty easy hike, but there were some moments that you had to hold onto a rail and climb. Caleb can run up a mountain but I am the one who is very precautious with each step.
The second day was full of exploring the city. We adventured around the resort to take some pictures and then headed down to Old Scottstown. I have been trying to step up my prints game, and Arizona was the perfect place. All photos are available to for sale, so if you see one you like, please email me:)
Throughout the whole trip, Caleb and I were most excited to visit Sedona. We had seen many pictures and heard a lot about it and man, it did not disappoint. Our goal was to hike to Devil's Bridge at sunrise. I had read many blog posts saying that sunrise is the best time to go if you don't want to be crowded with people. Sedona was about two hours from us so we headed out around 5:00am. Luckily the sun didn't rise until 7:30, so we were good to go. If you are driving a 4x4, you can cut out most of the trail by driving and then hike about 0.8 miles. Thank god we had the truck because the temperature was 28 degrees that morning, and if we had to hike close to two mile up and two miles back I would have froze.
The views were breathtaking. I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. There were a couple beautiful pit stops along the way that we would stop at to take photos. But when we got to Devil's bridge it was unreal. Watching the sun rise over the mountains of Sedona with Caleb was one of the sweetest moments in life.