Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sedona, part 1

The annual Van Capelle Memorial Day camping trip was tweaked a little this year, and instead of roughing it in a tent up near Woods Canyon Point, we spent the weekend in a cabin in Sedona.
And yes, although it was air-conditioned and had running water (AKA bathrooms with clean toilets and showers) we still considered it a camping trip. We had no TV, no wi-fi, and some people didn't even have a cellphone signal. We did, however, go on multiple hikes, spent numerous hours in the creek, and occupied each other with games. 
We left Friday late in the morning and just returned home yesterday afternoon...5 days of glorious weather and open spaces.

Saturday morning Jeff, Emma, the kids and I left early to meet up with Jeff's family who were planning on hiking the West Fork Trail in Sedona. It was a perfect coincidence for us, since we were already there, and we were happy to join them.

It was a fairly easy hike, even with the 13 creek crossings, but it was a little lengthy with the kids--over 6 miles round-trip. I'd definitely do it again though because the scenery was beautiful and we really enjoyed it.

We reached the end!! Time for a breather and a snack...

Logan fell asleep about 10 minutes after we started our way back...
...lucky duck!

Once we reached the end of the hike, we found a table and all had a picnic.
We really had a fun time on the hike, and it was so good to be able to join the rest of the Downses on their Memorial Day outing.

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