We are no longer on our official Global Fieldtrip, but that doesn’t mean the fun and adventures have ended! My dad had to be in Phoenix, Arizona for a business trip, so we decided it would be a fun idea for the three girls to join him for the long weekend. It was an action-packed long weekend and we got to see some beautiful parts of Arizona.
The first city we visited was Sedona, which is famous for the red rock found all around. The red colour comes from the mineral hematite or iron oxide. The rocks themselves are made of different types of sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, sandstone, and siltstone, from the Paleozoic Era.
There are many famous rock formations around the city such as…
I was excited to see this particular rock formation because I read a book on Storybird called “The Wristwatch Time Machine” which takes place in Sedona and mentions the Snoopy rock numerous times.
The people of Sedona have actually incorporated some of their buildings into the rock. One of the most famous is the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which looks as though it is emerging from the rock.
It isn’t just the scenery that is magical in Sedona, there are some supernatural places located around the city called vortexes. A vortex is an energy site which enhances meditation, healing, and creativity. It isn’t a specific place, but a general area, usually in nature. There are two types of vortexes: masculine and feminine. Masculine vortexes provide outer strength, courage, and energy, while feminine vortexes provide inner strength, meditation, and inner peace. Many people come to Sedona to meditate and get energy from these vortexes. We hiked up to one vortex called the Airport Mesa, which has both masculine and feminine, so it had both types of energy in one place. The view of the surrounding area was amazing, and I think anyone who goes can feel something special there. These sites reminded me of our time in Glastonbury, England. Both places have a mystical energy and power, and involve the natural world.
Visiting Sedona was a really neat experience. It was interesting to see the different types of rock which I have learned about at school. Sedona is a beautiful city and a fantastic start to our Arizona adventure! Stay tuned for more!