If you are coming into Sedona from the north on Arizona State Route 89A, you will eventually cross over Midgley Bridge. This is a striking piece of architecture with some beautiful surrounding views. There are also a few hiking trails that head out from the small, crowded parking lot. On your walk, you will have sight lines to Oak Creek and the surrounding canyon. This is a perfect place to stop for a snack and to stretch your legs before moving on to Sedona.
Mather Point is a popular destination just beyond the Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon. People experience it in many different ways, from the timid person who is afraid of heights and will not get even close to the edge, to the brave souls who will hike out beyond the boundaries to get that perfect photo from the ledge of their choice. I fell somewhere in between, as I was content to walk up to the guard rail and lean over for my series of sunset photos.
When you first arrive at the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim in a cold weather climate, you will have the urge to do a few things – run to the edge and take photos, look over the edge and imagine what it would be like to travel to the bottom of the Canyon, then find an interesting structure to help protect you from the chilly and bursting winds. Thus my visit to the Hopi House. There are beautiful views through the windows and some interesting, colorful art. After a few minutes, you will be warm again, and ready to walk out along the rim some more.
Tonight’s walk to the Venetian for dinner and sightseeing was super nice.
One of the best sights along the Seawall in Galveston is the Pleasure Pier. If you have been, and are missing the view, you can check out the surfcam. It will remind you how nice it is to have the opportunity to visit in person.
Located on the East side of Galveston Island, Beachtown is always one of my favorite places to launch a sunset walk on the beach. The homes are beautiful and if you time things right, you might just have the whole beach to yourself.
In Hermann Park, there is a small Japanese Garden that you can visit. It is a nice spot and home to several special plants, gold fish, and turtles. I was thinking that it would be great to visit in the springtime when everything is in full bloom.
The Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park is a pretty impressive sight. The area includes a reflecting pool, the bronze sculpture, and several gardens which may or may not include passing butterflies. When the sun is shining, it makes for a great photography spot.