Arizona

Monday, April 22, 2013 86 0

The Grand Canyon

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Sedona

 

Old Town Scottsdale

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Here are the last few photos from our Arizona trip that I wanted to share.  Well, I should say that these are the only photos that I can share because these are the only photos we took.  Neither Justin nor I ever remember to bring the camera with us, and when we do remember, we usually forget to use it.  Plus, Justin hates his photo being taken even more than I do, so you will probably notice that I’m the subject of most of the photos.

 

The first few pictures were taken at the Grand Canyon.  Our photos really do not capture the beauty and the magnitude of this natural wonder.  Visitors to the Grand Canyon have the option of driving, taking a shuttle or walking from viewpoint to viewpoint, so Justin and I took that opportunity to get in a little exercise, walking between most of the lookout spots.  Our walks were surprisingly serene and relaxing because we only passed a handful of other tourists on these trails all day.  There was something so serene and magical about just the two of us walking along the side of the Grand Canyon, with no one else in sight, feeling like we were the only two people in the world at that moment.  I will never forget how peaceful and stress-free I felt that day.

 

On our way back to Scottsdale from the Grand Canyon, we drove through Sedona.  Most of the drive was down hill on winding roads through the mountains.  Breathtaking is the only word to describe the scenery.  The photos above were taken in a little shopping area in Sedona that featured works and sculptures by local artists.  Sedona was simply stunning, and it felt like we were in a little town in Mexico, not in the United States.

 

Our trip to Arizona was so wonderful and memorable.  Looking back at these photos, feelings of relaxation and happiness instantly sweep over me, which is exactly what I need on this Monday morning to start my work week on a high note.  I hope you all are having a great start to your week too!

 

 

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  • Alyssa
    April 22, 2013

    Of course you look chic, even at the Grand Canyon! I’ve always wanted to go (I hear it’s breathtaking!), but I think I’d lose my marbles if I was sitting as close as you in that picture!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Alyssa! Well, as you can see in the 2nd photo, I was totally terrified to walk to the edge! Just after that photo was taken, I dropped to my butt and crawled out to the edge. It was awesome though!

  • Tara
    April 22, 2013

    Wow, what stunning pictures! Looks like an amazing trip!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Tara! It definitely was amazing!

  • Adrienne
    April 22, 2013

    Stunning!! I think I really need to visit Arizona….all of your pictures have been beautiful!! Especially the Grand Canyon…wow!!
    -Adrienne. xo

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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Adrienne! Yes, you definitely need to visit Arizona. I’ve been there many times but this was my first trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. I would highly recommend going. 🙂

  • Louise
    April 22, 2013

    Beautiful scenery. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to the GC but it looks fantastic.

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Louise! Hopefully you will get there because it truly is a sight to see. 🙂

  • Alice
    April 22, 2013

    Great photos Jenny! I am usually the same way when we vacation – having too much fun to take pictures! I love Sedona – it is such a quaint town with great hikes. I have never been to Grand Canyon and we want to take our son there maybe this year to ride the train during Christmas time.

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Alice! Ha ha, good to know we’re not alone on the picture thing! 🙂 I’m sure your son would love the Grand Canyon. Justin was actually like a little kid in awe. . . it was adorable.

  • thehautecookie
    April 22, 2013

    wow, what breathtaking photos! i love ur striped blazer~ xO!
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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Sooae!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    April 22, 2013

    amazing photos! looks like it was a great trip!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Sandy! It was pretty awesome! 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 22, 2013

    Awesome photos! Someday I would like to go there 🙂

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Rachel! I bet you would love it! 🙂

  • Hannah
    April 22, 2013

    Could these pictures be any more amazing? Obsessed with your striped jacket.

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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Hannah!

  • julie
    April 22, 2013

    sedona is one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. not been to the grand cayon but it’s on my list.

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      I completely agree with you. . . Sedona is stunning!

  • ashleigh
    April 22, 2013

    the sculpture of that fat little piggy is to die for! I’ve always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. It’s so serene and beautiful in pictures!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, the pig made me laugh too. Thanks Ashleigh!

  • Patricia
    April 22, 2013

    OMG jenny teh second picture makes me fell kind of dizzy… Weren’t you afraid??? 😉
    I’m sure this must have been a SUPER GREAT trip. Hope to visit the Great canyon some day!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, yes, I was TERRIFIED! But it was just awesome. 🙂 Thanks Patricia! I hope you get to the Grand Canyon one day.

  • Kacie
    April 22, 2013

    Wow it looks amazing! I’ve never been to the grand canyon but it looks gorgeous!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Kacie! It definitely is breathtaking.

  • Patrícia M.
    April 22, 2013

    Really amazing pictures! And I loveeee your stripes jacket so much..

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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Patricia!

  • Despina Telligiannid
    April 22, 2013

    wow i’d love to be there!amazing photos 🙂 love the dress in the last pic.great pink colour!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thank you so very much! 🙂

  • Julie
    April 22, 2013

    Looks so great girl!! I do love me some AZ

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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Julie! 🙂

  • Amara
    April 22, 2013

    I LOVE Arizona!!!
    It’s so true about photos of the Grand Canyon, I took a ton of photos and they just don’t do it justice. Next time we go, I’ll have to suggest walking to each spot like you did. That would be amazing if it were just my boyfriend and I.
    If you ever go back, a fun little spot is Walnut Canyon to see the cave dwellings and it’s such a beautiful little park that isn’t too big!!
    I need to go back to Sedona.. your photos make me so antsy to hop a plane right now!! We never spent much time in Sedona so I want to explore all of these cute little areas you found. Except I did find the Amara Hotel and Spa and felt all cool that it’s my name and whatnot hahaha

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Oohh, I’ll definitely have to visit Walnut Canyon if I go back. Thanks for the suggestion! Yes, Sedona was so fantastic, and a must see. Ha ha ha, how funny that a hotel has your same name. . .I think it’s meant to be for you to stay there! 🙂

  • katie @ hems for her
    April 22, 2013

    OMG! These photos are beautiful!! I am so jealous of this vacation!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks so much Katie!

  • Cara H
    April 22, 2013

    AH I need that top you’re wearing!!! TOO CUTE! Where from?

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Cara! My jacket is from Zara, but sadly it’s a few seasons old. 🙁

  • alison*elle
    April 22, 2013

    Gorgeous pictures, Jenny! Especially the ones of you two at the Grand Canyon… how breathtaking!

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Alison!

  • Miranda
    April 22, 2013

    Gorgeous photos Jenny! I’ve never been to Arizona but I’ve always heard how beautiful the scenery is. I’m glad you had a great trip!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Miranda! 🙂 I’m sure you would love it!

  • Sarah
    April 22, 2013

    Those pictures where you’re on the edge of a cliff are making me nervous!!! I hope your mother didn’t see those 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha ha, funny you should say that. . . I e-mailed those photos to my Mom when we were still in Phoenix. I face-timed her that night and she was all panic-y saying that I could have fallen off the side of the cliff! 🙂 Way too funny!

  • Iva
    April 22, 2013

    Fantastic pics. Could really use some of that sunshine here!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      I totally agree Iva. . .we are in desperate need of some sun! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    April 22, 2013

    Lovely shots – such pretty pictures. I love those Grand Canyon ones! What a view!
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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Kat!

  • Andrea
    April 22, 2013

    lovely pics!

    xo Andrea
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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Meredith
    April 22, 2013

    This looks awesome Jenny! I’ve never been, but I clearly need to go! So glad you guys had such a good time!
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    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Meredith….we had a blast!

  • respect the shoes
    April 22, 2013

    I love that first pic – so pretty! That second pic scares me though, eeps, so high up!

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha ha, yes, I was terrified! But I love a thrill! 🙂

  • adore to adorn
    April 22, 2013

    so glad you had such a great trip! love these shots. I totally want to do a road trip now. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks Nancy! Who doesn’t love a fun road trip!?!? 🙂

  • Andréa
    April 22, 2013

    Great pictures and glad you had such a great time!

    -Andréa

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks Andréa!!

  • Rachel
    April 22, 2013

    Looks like you had such a great time! Love the striped blazer 🙂

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Donna
    April 22, 2013

    Love the first pic, scenery is amazing. The jacket is great on you 🙂

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Aww, thanks Donna!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    April 22, 2013

    Amazing pictures ! Love that jacket !

    • Jenny
      April 22, 2013

      Thanks so much Marie-Eve!

    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks Kacie! It was! 🙂

  • iesha
    April 22, 2013

    living in Az was amazing! besides the weather lol. i only visited the Canyon once and that was during the winter but it was still lovely. i love the scenery. glad you had a great time!

    xoxo

    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Oohh, lucky you! Justin and I both agreed that we could definitely live in Arizona. Who knows. . . maybe one day! 🙂 Thanks Iesha!

  • Jackie
    April 22, 2013

    Wow, those photos are incredible! I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, but I completely understand what you mean about photos not doing the beauty justice.

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    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks Jackie! Yes, and even being there in person it’s hard to grasp the magnitude and scale of the Grand Canyon. It’s truly is magnificent.

  • Nancie
    April 23, 2013

    Looking good and the photos are gorgeous!
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    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Aww, thanks Nancie!

  • Annick
    April 23, 2013

    Seems like you had a blast! I never remember to bring a camera whenever I got anywhere. Sometimes I feel like it gets in the way of taking in the experience, so it’s probably better that way 😉

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    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      I totally agree, sometimes taking photos is a hassle and you focus more on the photos than the experience. 🙂 Thanks Annick!

  • Brenna
    April 23, 2013

    Such pretty views! Looks like warm weather and a fun trip, plus I love the jacket 🙂

    XoXo Brenna

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    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks so much Brenna! 🙂

  • Amy Shaughnessy
    April 23, 2013

    These pictures are stunning. What a fabulous view!

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    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Alyssa W.
    April 23, 2013

    Aww w, you were so close to me when you were here!! You probably drove right up and down the 17 to get to the Canyon and Sedona, I work right at the outlets in Anthem, which you can see from the highway, and I live in the town as well! I’ll belatedly wave at you from my window, lol

    Xo,
    Alyssa

    • Jenny
      April 23, 2013

      Ha ha ha, I bet I did drive right by you! Lucky you Alyssa…I would love to live in Arizona! 🙂

  • Northern Style
    April 23, 2013

    A perfect peplum moment!

    • Jenny
      April 24, 2013

      Aww, thanks Kira!

  • Martha
    April 24, 2013

    I’ve actually never been but these pictures definitely give a nice incentive…it looks beautiful there!
    XOXO

    • Jenny
      April 25, 2013

      I hope you can travel there one day. . . it’s just beautiful. Thanks Martha!

  • still being molly
    April 25, 2013

    gorgeous!! i have always wanted to visit az!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      I bet you would love it, Molly!