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Day Trip To Sedona 
4th-Feb-2010 11:12 pm
Me & D
Today, Damien & I drove up to spend the day in Sedona. Best of all, I conquered a HUGE couple of fears today - I took a helicopter tour of the mountains and valleys with Damien. I am terrified of heights and also of flying. Today, I made that fear my bitch.

Taking Off


5th-Feb-2010 07:00 am (UTC)
Amazing, added to my bucket list.
5th-Feb-2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Confronting fear on your own terms should be on everyone's bucket list, no matter what form it takes!
5th-Feb-2010 10:04 am (UTC)
Great pictures! I grew up in the Mojave desert and do miss it at times as well as the other deserts in the southwest.
5th-Feb-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
I LOVE living in the desert, there's something very magical about the West.
5th-Feb-2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Great pictures, and congrats on the flight!
I've always wanted to fly in a helicopter. Some day...!
5th-Feb-2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend doing this one, you can watch videos and such but nothing really prepares you for the feeling of motion and gravity's pull from doing this - and sit up front, where there is nothing underneath your feet but glass!!
5th-Feb-2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a fun trip!
5th-Feb-2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
OMG, you should come out here, even if only for a short while, and explore. I love the South - it's been my home for almost 40 years, and it's beautiful there - but there is magic in the West.
5th-Feb-2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
It's on my list......closest I got was a day trip to the grand canyon when I was in vegas.
5th-Feb-2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's a magnificent view. What are those rock formations (or whatever they are)?
6th-Feb-2010 05:12 am (UTC)
The ones that are flat on top are called mesas. The airport was built on top of the one nearest uptown Sedona. The ones that rise up into wide columns are called buttes. The thin, skinny ones are called pinnacles. Everything else is just a regular old mountain.
5th-Feb-2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
6th-Feb-2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Fruit ones, even!
6th-Feb-2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Yay!! Beautiful! (And good for you!!)

6th-Feb-2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Thank you, honey!
6th-Feb-2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
amazing!! great views, stunning.. and excellent pictures :) well worth the gut wrenching wait im sure. im so proud of you for taking your fear by the balls and squeezing till it gave up and crawled in to a corner!! xx
6th-Feb-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't like to fly, but I fly. I flew in a helicopter once, and immediately afterward had its dangers explained to me. I will NOT fly in a helicopter again--it's far more dangerous than flying in a fixed-wing aircraft.

At the same time, the experience was amazing. I will have to enjoy it in retrospect from now.
18th-Feb-2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous, and some beautiful architecture as well. And if I'm not mistaken, the little chapel built into the hillside is one that features in a bunch of (trashy, urban fantasy) novels I've enjoyed reading. It looks just like how it is described in the books. :-)
10th-Mar-2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Glorious photos! More reasons to go visit AZ!

...I miss you guys so much.
10th-Mar-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah - you would TOTALLY love this place.

We miss you too, sweetness!
31st-Mar-2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Of that, I have absolutely no doubt! My brother used to live in Tucson, so I've seen how beautiful that area is, although I haven't seen Sedona specifically. Would love to go back....
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