Paul has not done well at this altitude with his recent heart problems, so we decided to forego any hiking. Instead, we did a driving tour of the amazing mountain vistas. Everywhere we turned is another beautiful red mountain view. Unfortunately, most of the pulled-outs are packed with visitors. We aren't too thrilled with the congestion. Everything is very crowded.
We stopped at almost every pulled-out for pictures and to walk to the viewing areas. We visited Bell Rock, Castle Rock, Snoopy Rock, Camel Rock, Chimney Rock, and the overlook on Airport Road which is right behind our campground. These are all very beautiful sights but unfortunate the crowds disappointed us.
Do you see Snoopy?
We really enjoyed the drive out State Route 89 through Oak Creek Canyon towards Flagstaff. This is known as one of the most beautiful drives in America. We drove to the top of the mountain at over 6400 feet. Yep, there was some snow up there but not much.
Oak Creek Canyon.
The Native Americans For Community Action were selling there wares. The mission of Native Americans for Community Action Inc. is to provide preventive wellness strategies, empower, and advocate for Native peoples and others in need to create a healthy community based on Harmony, Respect, and Indigenous Values. We really enjoyed talking to them about their beautiful work. The temptation was too much for Marsha. She couldn't resist buying a couple gifts for some lucky people.
We then stopped for lunch at the Cowboy Bar. Delicious food. Marsha loved the boot as a beer tap.
We will let you add the caption to this one.
After lunch we walked around downtown stopping in several of the little shops along with the hundreds of other tourists. Prices are a bit high for us. Paul did find a t-shirt he couldn't live without.
The town is full of sculptures. They are in front of many of the stores. All are very nice.
Red Rocks and the Cowboy Artist.
After “shopping,” we returned to the campground to relax for the remainder of the day and to let Bella, our cat, out to enjoy the sun.
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