Trip to Sedona & Grand Canyon

August 24th - September 2nd, 2023

Thursday, August 24th to Sunday, August 27th


Sunset at Airport Mesa. Popular spot where you can park right at the top of the over look.

View from the room at the Inn at Oak Creek.

The Tlaquepaque Arts Village and Shoppes has beautiful art and sculpture galleries, Native American art and places to eat.

Tlaquepaque Arts Village has live music at night, but you need to check the dates online. On this night it was an 8 piece Flamenco band.

Within the The Tlaquepaque Arts Village is The Secret Garden Cafe. A great place to read and have breakfast after a morning hike.

Built in 1956, The Chapel was inspired by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude.

Leading up to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Someone pointed out, “there’s an angle over the Chapel!”

Along the hillside of the Chapel are rock formations. This one is called “Madonna and Child.”

Monday, August 28th To  Wednesday, August 30th

Grand Canyon

View of the Grand Canyon just outside of El Tovar Hotel on the southern rim.

Entrance to El Favor Hotel. You can barely make out the canyon right in it’s back yard.

El Tavor Hotel looking back from Bright Angel Trail, which runs a 7.8 mile width of the canyon with an elevation change of 4,460 feet.

The Hopi House is next door to the Hotel and has some local Native American gifts.

Town of Plaka

This view is from the very top of the town where a Castle and Greek orthodox church are located.

The town of Plaka was within walking distance of our house and its maze of narrow alleyways was built to fend off pirates. Plaka, along with the rest of Milos, took part in the Persian Wars and was later part of the Athenian Empire. It was destroyed by the Athenians when Milos chose to ally with the Spartans.

A few of the many cafés & shops below.