Our vacation was AMAZING. To say we loved it would be an understatement. "Loved it" would simply have been spending a few days away from home. Instead, were spent a week in a beautiful town, huge resort, and visited magical places.
The drive down was better than expected. We had a few minor meltdowns, but once we dropped off the dogs there was nothing major. We managed to make a six hour trip with only three stops (and one was admittedly a Target run). We took everything we could. The car was a mess. And in the end, we just amused Aisley with our iPhones. #badparenting
We LOVED taking Aisley swimming. She is a completely different baby in the water. She's more relaxed and just loves to cuddle and watch the sun reflect off the water. We hiked. A lot. Every day. Sometimes twice a day. A huge shoutout to mu husband who went on every hike with my daughter strapped to him in the Ergo.
In Sedona there are locations called vortexes, similar to a tornado swirl. However these vortexes are moved by uplifting spiritual energy. We came across different areas with different levels of energy, and came up with a wonderful way of blessing my daughter for her spiritual life-something we have not done by any traditional religious means. We each even put a single drop of Frankincense (I use this one) on each of our foreheads for grounding and introspection.
I think the only thing we managed to really forget was bibs. No big deal. We brought both the Pack N Play and the stroller and Aisley slept in the stroller more than in her bed. She even slept 7 hours straight! I dont think its a trend that will continue, but it was a welcomed vacation surprise. We did forget a few food things, but there were multiple natural stores, and not a damn one was a Whole Foods. :) I even picked up some dry goods for my pantry.
It was so amazing. I dont even have the words to describe it. No matter how much I said, it just wouldnt measure up to the experience. So on that note, I'll just flood the rest of the space with photos.
|At Montezuma's Castle|
|She's a natural at "hiking"|
|She loves her toes in the water!!|
|The top of Baldwin Trail|
|Overlooking the Valley|
|Looking up from the halfway point|
|Watching the sunset over Bell Rock|
|All of us on Devil's Bridge|
|Hubby and I up on the bridge.|
I am so in awe. None of these are edited. This is the world they way it is meant to look. I know I could throw them into Lightroom and adjust some light and shadows, but I don't want to. I want these photos as is.