Winner, Trips of Renewal Essay Contest 2009

I traveled alone to red-rock country in Sedona, Arizona. The drive from the airport took me past places named Horsethief Basin, Big Bug Creek, and Soldier Pass Road, evoking scenes from our national identity and Hollywood Westerns. Arizona’s open vistas, buttes and mesas were a stark contrast to the memorials and monuments in my hometown, the nation’s capital.

Trip of Renewal: Sedona. Indagare, 2009, pages 20–21.

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