It was another beautiful day in Arizona today. This morning I set out from Kingman, Arizona and drove 170 miles to Jerome. Shortly before getting to Jerome the road goes up into the mountains. Below is a picture of the winding road shortly before getting to Jerome.
Jerome is a town in the Black Hills which was founded in the late 19th century on Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley, it is more than 5,000 feet above sea level. It's on State Route 89A between Sedona and Prescott. Supported in its heyday by rich copper mines, it was home to more than 10,000 people in the 1920s. But today's population is less than 500.
Below is a closer look at this town built into the hillside.
Below is the view from Jerome. If you look real close you can see the red rocks in Sedona up ahead.
After I left Jerome it was a 35 mile drive to Sedona where I am spending the next two nights.
I'm staying at the Best Western Inn of Sedona.
I didn't explore Sedona much today. It's not that big of an area and I am going to be here all day tomorrow. But it is a beautiful area as you can tell from the picture above. More to come.
I spent all day today in Sedona. It was another spectacular day. Not a cloud in the sky and 75 degrees. The first place I visited was the Chapel of the Holy Cross, an appropriate place to begin Good Friday.
As you can see from the picture the chapel has a spectacular location, built right into the rock. Below is the front of the chapel.
I have really taken a liking to Sedona. I decided to buy a home here. Below is a picture of my new house.
The favorite part of my new house is the waterfall rolling down the hill into my pond. After I bought my house I drove through Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona. I had trouble taking pictures here. There was rarely a place to stop the car and when there was it was already parked past capacity with other cars. Below was the only picture I got.
I drove through Red Rock State Park just south of Sedona.
I actually went to this park twice. The first time the sun wasn't shining on the rocks so I came back later in the day.
Perhaps the prettiest scenery in right outside my hotel. The photo below was taken less than a mile behind my hotel.
The picture below was taken near my hotel as well.
That's it for today. I hope you all have a great holiday weekend.
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