Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Slide Rock


the terrain is not easy to maneuver to get to this spot...it'd be fine if it was just you, your bag and some steady feet...add a Rubbermaid tote chock full of towels, bread, pb & j, iPod player thingy, helping little kids manage the terrain and some slippery rocks and down we go. David was most helpful in carrying the tote to our "destination"...it was heavy. Somehow, he slipped and our entire tote went into this spot above, where Will is...that is why the towels are laid out like this, in hopes that they would dry enough to use and not weigh 30 pounds each for the trek back.



amazing creation...note: the upper right hand side of the picture...that jaggedy, bumpy rock was our walk way up...hence, David's inevitable fall with tote. looking back at this now, I'm shocked we made it at all with all the junk we were toting.


needless to say, the water was icy cold. Will's dunking his head in it!



David went down the "slide" a good number of times, for an ol' bloke.



That bathroom over there? yeah, I couldn't get to it without slipping and killing myself...I should've hit the port-a-john's at the entrance but yeah, i don't DO port-a-john's.



Go Ethan....



Levi went down with his dad one time...Molly nada. Mel barely...



we salvaged our bread and had to go deep sea diving for our jelly...




just to show you the terrain...so glad that all the kids can walk. Molly fared better than most.




the upper road...on our way out...

Sedona, Slide Rock, everything Arizona (including that canyon up north) is cool with it's red rock, bright blue skies, and millions of green trees and cool hilly areas.

It did make me miss the flat, gray terrain of Indiana. a little.

3 comments:

velvet said...

GORgeous :) a lot of work, but worth it for the fun memory! love little molly climbing at the end there. glad you all made it out alive :)

Laurie and company said...

whewwweee, me too! Molly was a total ATV. :)

Heather said...

Molly's closer to the gound that the rest of y'all, that's why!
I'm SO glad you went to Slide Rock!! I have the BEST memory of a family vacation there. That part of the country is SO beautiful. I am sorry about your tote, wet things and bumps and bruises from the falls, though.