On Tuesday we decided to drive around Sedona and view more of the wonderful red rock formations and attractions.
Our first stop was the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Although I am not religious, I did appreciate the architectural simplicity of the place.
In addition to the views of the red rocks we saw a huge mansion just below the Chapel.
There is a great deal of controversy about it, with some saying its size and style violate the natural setting. I do not agree. To me it doesn't violate the setting any more than the chapel above it does. Each to their own. Hooray for the freedom in this country that allows people to build big houses and other people to install symbols of their faith in the same general area.
Perhaps someday the mansion will be opened as a tourist attraction. It's not as big as Biltmore or the Ringling mansion, but it may be just as interesting, and it's bigger than some of the other private homes we have toured in the last year.
Our friends John and Bev were our guides and drivers. Our next stop was a view point where we could get a close up look at Bell Rock and several other notable rock formations.
From there they took us up to an overlook up by the Sedona Airport where we could get a long view of the red rocks and the town of Sedona.
This is one small segment of the horizon to horizon view. Craig took so many pictures I found it hard to choose among them, but hopefully the few I have posted give you a small taste of the natural wonder of this valley.
You just have to visit Sedona in person to fully appreciate it!