At the dealership where we bought T’s SUV, they have free guided excursions across the state that you can go on to test the vehicle’s off-roading capabilities.  This weekend, we joined 11 other LR families up at Sedona’s Broken Arrow trail.  We were told this is a moderate to difficult trail so we were happy to have our expert trail-leader to help guide us through some of the more difficult climbs and drops for this first excursion.

I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to go on this trip mostly because I didn’t know how D would do, but the guide assured me that plenty of young children had blazed the trail before us so we shouldn’t worry.  Well, I’m pleased to say she had a great time and even fell asleep for about 30 mins while we bumped along.  The rest of the time, there would be calls of “Keep going Daddy!” from the backseat.  This, of course, made our outdoor hearts soar.  We even had a couple stops where we got out to stretch our legs and explore the beautiful scenery surrounding us.  The weather was chilly but beautiful – a great day to be explorers.

Here are some photos from our excursion and our stop at Tlaquepaque afterwards for lunch.

Pit Stop on the Broken Arrow Trail, Sedona

Beautiful views on the Broken Arrow Trail

Climbing Submarine Rock in Sedona (Pit Stop #1)

Atop Submarine Rock

Submarine Rock with Daddy

The “Stair Steps” on the Broken Arrow Trail – this was the difficult part (note: this is a vehicle that went down after us)

Collecting Leaves at Tlaquepaque

Browsing the Stores at Tlaquepaque

Having Lunch at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill


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  1. Cheryl

    Wow!! Some of those roads were amazing! I am glad you all had a good time. Great pictures!

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