Exploring Scenic Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona

A picture from the main street in Sedona, Arizona (United States), showing some of the famous red rock formations surrounding the town.  Sedona is about a two hour drive north of Phoenix up in the mountains.  Flagstaff is about a half hour drive north of Sedona.

Sedona is home to numerous resorts, art galleries, gift shops, all sorts of New Age stores and other oddities, hiking trails, ancient American Indian ruins, and much more.  🙂

Sedona is an easy drive north from Phoenix once you get out of the city — until you get to downtown Sedona.  Arrive at the wrong time as I did and you will run into a traffic jam as all the traffic is funneled into the single main road.  It took me about twenty minutes to drive the last mile to the hotel!  🙁

Arizona is a desert.  Remember to bring plenty of water on the road trip.

It is prudent to arrive before sundown since it is very dark at night and various wild animals may come out as well.

For the geeks out there, Sedona has state of the art wireless Internet, comparable to my home city of Mountain View in Northern California, best known worldwide as the site of Google’s headquarters.

(C) 201 7 John F. McGowan, Ph.D.

John F. McGowan, Ph.D. solves problems using mathematics and mathematical software, including developing gesture recognition for touch devices, video compression and speech recognition technologies. He has extensive experience developing software in C, C++, MATLAB, Python, Visual Basic and many other programming languages. He has been a Visiting Scholar at HP Labs developing computer vision algorithms and software for mobile devices. He has worked as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center involved in the research and development of image and video processing algorithms and technology. He has published articles on the origin and evolution of life, the exploration of Mars (anticipating the discovery of methane on Mars), and cheap access to space. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).