Friday, August 15, 2008

Arizona Highways

This is my first page of our recent trip to Northern Arizona. We left last Monday and drove to Flagstaff bypassing the North Rim this time. We arrived early in the day and headed to Sedona where the pictures in this page were taken. Throughout the week we've been to Jerome, Prescott, Payson, the South Rim and Flagstaff, plus miles and miles and miles in between. It was a super fun trip with lots of new memories, a brand new friend, well actually we've been digi friends for a long time but we finally got to meet in real time and tons and tons of new pictures to scrap. Isn't retirement great?

I used a kit from Cottage Arts called Tuscan Memories for this page, I just loved the rich ambers in it and it was a perfect fit for my pictures of the church in Sedona.

The journaling reads: When I was young one summer my Mom and Dad drove the whole California coastline for me so we could stop at the Missions along the way.
When Paul and I visited Sedona Arizona we came across this church tucked amongst the shops and eateries.
I wandered inside to take a few photos and was instantly taken to those past years of Daddy stopping so I could see inside yet another Mission.
This wasn’t California, and it surely wasn’t the coast, but the beauty, the peace, the serenity was there and touched my heart and gave me the peace it did years ago as a little girl.
I guess I was in love with the book Ramona and those early days of our country growing with the strong Spanish influence.
I was sure glad we’d turned this cobblestone corner and saw this lovely sight just inviting us to stop, stand still and just appreciate how precious it is to be.

I'll be posting more pages and photos of the trip soon. So stop back by if you'd like to see!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Another great LO. I love the way you have the picture off to the right hand side. I will have to keep that in mind.