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Back to Phoenix

Driving to Phoenix
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We drove from Williams back to Phoenix today, along the sometimes icy and sometimes winding paths of Interstates 40 and 17.

Driving to Phoenix from Williams

The original reason I went to Arizona starts tomorrow… my work team’s meetup! 😀

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Sedona to Flagstaff

Hiking in Red Rock State Park near Sedona

We spent the late morning in Sedona hiking around Red Rock State Park (after a leisurely wake up, then toast & jam for breakfast). I walk places sometimes, but I hadn’t officially hiked in years (or sort of ever?) so it was a nice change. I think I prefer hiking in this sort of spot over walking around the neighborhood just to walk. The weather was warm and the surroundings were beautiful. We wandered for a few miles, and went up to Eagle’s Nest Overlook.

On the road between Sedona and Flagstaff

After our hike, we wound our way up the mountains to head to Flagstaff. We stopped shortly before arriving at a lookout point and I took the above photo. It was suddenly much colder when we got out of the car there, so it felt like we’d driven so much further. It’s sort of amazing how going up a mountain changes things so much. I can’t recall ever seeing a view quite like this one.

Tomorrow: the Grand Canyon!

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Freq in Phoenix

Feminist Frequency tshirt and Automattic hoodie

I flew to Phoenix today (in my Feminist Frequency tshirt & favorite Automattic hoodie). My team’s meetup is in a few days, so I’m in/around Phoenix a few days early with two coworkers/friends to check out the Grand Canyon and whatever else we find along the way.

Send tips if you’ve been to the area & have any recommendations! We’re in Phoenix, then going to Sedona, and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and maybe Horseshoe Bend and Flagstaff too.