Day 19: Sedona, Arizona
It’s always nice when you watch a car commercial, and realize the next day that you are in the national park they filmed it in.
Today we were in Sedona, Arizona, home of Red Rock State Park. “I heard Miranda killed autumn jackets and pulled up the Sedona shoot. What’s that costing me?” “About $300,000.” “Must have been some lousy jackets.”
The town was gorgeous, especially how all of the buildings were made of stucco, and blended perfectly into the natural landscape. We found out that it’s a requirement for the construction companies to make the buildings as unobtrusive as possible.
We stopped by Sonic for lunch (our first time ever!), and got thoroughly overexcited when the girl rollerbladed our food to us.
Luckily, we made it to Four Corners National Monument (the location of which is given as Colorado) before it closed at 8pm. We met some other families while we were busy taking as many photos as possible, and discussed the controversy surrounding the Four Corners location. Apparently the site has been verified by the Department of the Interior, though there had been widespread speculation that the real Four Corners was some 1800 feet away from the monument.
As of today, we’ve officially begun to turn around and head back east. Sadly, this also means that we’ll be losing an hour of sleep every few days or so.
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