We drove a little north the other day up to Sedona to hike Cathedral Rock. It’s a popular hike, like Delicate Arch in Moab, but there was plenty of sandstone to play on. Being us we took a little bit of an alternative route around one of the rocks and found some bushwhacking, a common part of any hiking trip with my in-laws.
It was a winding ride up into the mountains to see an old friend. It was an evening of a music, food, a pack of children running barefoot through the woods, and a fire. Though we’re more than half-way through August it was everyone’s first marshmallow roasting, the fire ban only recently lifted. So there were even more that a few sticky faces, adults and children alike. Later, we fell asleep listing to music drift from the fireside.