Showing posts from June, 2015

Not the Usual Place to Get Married

Your wedding day is very special, but some people don’t want a church or typical garden wedding.  These people want to get married at a venue that reflects who they are.  Some places are quirky while others are in hard-to-reach but breathtaking locations.  Wherever you chose for that special day, Arizona has many great places to get married.  Here are just some of the ones I found: Elvis Memorial Chapel The Elvis Memorial Chapel is a movie mementos museum for movies filmed at Apacheland, and was donated to the Superstition Mountain Museum.  It was taken down piece by piece, nail by nail, and has been reconstructed on the museum ground.  It is also where weddings have been performed and sometimes with the watchful eye of Elvis lurking from behind. Top of a mountain Many love the gorgeous views from any of the mountains in the state.  Some pick South Mountain with its view of Phoenix or others may choose the red rocks of Sedona.  Still others enjoy the amazing views o

Must-Sees and Dos in Arizona

When visiting Arizona, there are many places to see.  Two places that come to mind right away that top people’s lists are the Grand Canyon and Tombstone.  Of course they should be on your list, but there are other places you should check out as well. Sedona and Oak Creek The city of Sedona spans to some degree in the Verde Valley, between Coconino and Yavapai counties. Surrounding the downtown are vivid orange-red sandstone rock creations as vibrant as Sedona’s sunset. There are many places to hike and enjoy the breathtaking scenery this place has to offer.  People come to this serene settlement for the mountainous hiking trails, spiritual healing powers of the vortexes, and even for some UFO hunting. Sedona has it all. One of the main characteristics of this town is its many vortexes which seem to have New Age spiritual healing abilities. Some are certain the organic formations of the red mountains are contributing factors to the energy of these soothing powers.  Sedona’s

Urban Exploring: Framing

When I take photos of any abandoned place, I will use doors, windows and even shrubbery to frame my shot or add a bit on interest to the photo.  These pictures were taken at an abandoned house we found along the Arizona highways.