Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Welcome

Having an aviation career and flying to cities all over North America, I have to say that Sedona is maybe the most beautiful place of them all! 


Since moving to Phoenix 16 years ago I bet we have driven there close to 50 times.  It’s only an hour and a half north and we love to take visitors, or just go there to spend the day taking photos.

Two of the early settlers to this area where Theodore Schnebly and his wife.  When trying to establish a post office he submitted the name “Red Rock Crossing” but the Government said it was too long, so he tried his wife’s name, Sedona, and it was accepted.


A must stop on your visit to Sedona is the “Chapel of the Holy Cross.”  It was completed in 1956 and has attracted millions of people from all over the world.

This is a Catholic church but no matter what your religion, this is a very special place.  You will find spending a few minutes inside to be inspiring as you take in all the beauty that surrounds you.


You probably would enjoy the Sedona airport which is situated high above the city.  All kinds of airplanes land here and the view from up there is incredible!

Red Rock CrossingDon’t even think about being in Sedona without your camera and if you really like taking photos, you will want to visit a place off the beaten path,  Red Rock State Park which is located a few miles south of town. 

The secret here is to park your car and hike the trail along the creek.  It’s easy walking and this is nature and beauty at its best! 

You can click on these pictures for a larger view, and see more photos I’ve taken in Sedona here.

American Idol

PiaBack in January I wrote about American Idol and that I thought this was the best season of the past 10 years.

It was until last night!  The talent is better than ever but the producers of the show have to change the voting procedures.  With unlimited votes the tweens have taken over and the whole thing turns into a bust!

Pia Toscano has been a huge favorite since day one and most, including the judges, predicted her to be one of the last ones standing.

In my opinion if they are going to let the public vote then it should be limited to one vote per telephone number.  That’s the only fair way.

I am a music lover and consequently have enjoyed watching this show, but Thursday’s ending really made me mad and it took all the fun away from the season.  (Photo from