Monday, March 30, 2009

Sedona, AZ - What a Magic Place!

Driving down the serpentine route from Flagstaff...

...the rocks are changing to interesting formations and into a deep red color!

They have nice names too... like this one is called "The Coffee Pot" - and it really looks like one (the last one to the right!)

is a city and community that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 11,220.

Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.
According to the Yavapai Native Americans, their ancestors were the first people of Sedona, descendants of "The First Lady," daughter of the Lady of the Pearl. The Yavapai Creation Story recounts how The Lady of the Pearl was sealed in a log with the Woodpecker and sent from Montezuma Well at the beginning of a Great Flood. For days and nights to follow, it rained incessantly and flood waters rose to cover every land form on earth. After 40 days, the rain stopped, the water receded and the log finally came to rest in Sedona. The Woodpecker freed the beautiful young woman from the log and guided her to the summit of Mingus Mountain, bearing a white stone or "Pearl" her people had given her for protection on the journey. There, she met the Sun, who fell in love with her. Returning to Sedona, she bathed in an enchanted pool in Boynton Canyon. Soon afterward, she gave birth to a daughter, referred to as the "First Lady," mother to all the Yavapai people. (Source: Spokesperson/representative of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Clarkdale, AZ.)

The Yavapai-Apache tribe
were forcefully removed from the Verde Valley in 1876, to the San Carlos Indian Reservation, 180 miles southeast. 1500 people were marched, in midwinter, to San Carlos. Several hundred lost their lives. The survivors were interned for 25 years. About 200 Yavapai-Apache people returned to the Verde Valley in 1900.

Pretty sunset light over Sedona

David had the chance to meet one of his most admired Internet Marketers John Barker when we had lunch with the "Internet Mastermind Group" in Sedona.

Visit John Barker 's website

We met also Carl Galetti, another one of Davids highly respected Internet Marketer/Copywriter Gurus - they know each other since many years already.

Visit also Carl Galetti's website

Hi my friends,

Sedona is a wonderful place to visit and I'm sure also for living there! It's beautiful, arty and very touristy too. We enjoyed our 2 days stay there and David was happy to meet his Internet Marketing friends and they had a good time to exchange some business ideas together.

Finally, I'm catching up a little bit with my postings - thanks the great connections here in sunny and warm Phoenix - we could not stand the mountains cold in Williams,AZ (Gate to the Grand Canyon) anymore and moved down to the South again...LOL... :)

I'll still have to show you some very interesting "stuff" about our visit to the "Meteorit Crater" in Winslow Arizona - so stay tuned!

See you soon!
Susanne and David


tricia said...

Magnificent photos Susanne. I hope you keep having a reliable internet connection because we are really enjoying all the great pics you post. Glad you are having such a wonderful trip.

Dakota Bear said...

Happy to see you got to experience Sedona. I was there three years ago and really liked it. Isn't the red rock something spectacular. Did you see the Snoopy rock formation?

Happy Traveling too you.

Aree said...

Thanks for sharing beautiful photos

roentarre said...

This place in Arizona is my must visit location

Sooooo beautiful!

kRiZ cPEc said...

that's the kind of view I would fall in love with! Beautiful!
And after meeting two Net marketers, bet you have become all the wiser in that area, eh?

Gaston Studio said...

This is an area I haven't traveled in or to and I so envy you for being able to do this and share your wonderful photos and stories with us in blogland.

Carole said...

the red rocks are spectacular. great photos Susanne


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