Monday, August 4, 2008

Slide Rock Will Give You a Big Wedgie.

Alternate Post Title: A Beautiful Day for a Birthday!

My ex-roommate Laura planned a trip to Slide Rock near Sedona for her birthday. It was a beautiful day as you can see! We slid down the natural water slide, though I took no photos of that part of the adventure. We jumped off varying sizes of cliffs, of which I took many photos. Since the sky was a clear blue, we teased Laura for worrying about the isolated thunderstorms that she said were in the forecast. We stopped teasing her when the thunder and lightning started.

This is Brad doing flips off the low cliff. He's pretty agile. The girl in the photo is responsible for this post title. After she jumped off the cliff she loudly proclaimed "That gave me a big wedgie!"

I'm not afraid of heights, but I am afraid of getting too deep in water and not being able to swim up to the surface. I once jumped off a 30-40' railroad bridge into a river and it was absolutely the scariest thing I've ever done. This cliff is more my speed, though I was still a bit scared to jump! (Maybe I am a wuss.)

Me and my boy collection:

Indiana Jones? Nope, just Craig jumping off the high cliff. I definitely did NOT attempt this one.

It took Laura a long time to build up her courage to jump, but she did it! She entered the water pretty much in the same position as she is here in midair. She got bruises on the backs of her thighs. I am not regretting my decision to pass this up.

We hiked further up the creek. It really was a beautiful day and a beautiful location!

Group photo:

I love this photo. The thunderstorms were rolling in, but the sun was still shining.
It was starting to rain as we took the obligatory "leaving Slide Rock" photo. I love summer rain in Arizona - it was a perfect end to a perfect day.

Click this picture to see the full album.
Laura's Bday at Slide Rock


Elaine said...

I love the God shots. Beautiful. I can get a wedgie without having to jump a cliff. I'm that talented!

Elaine said...

The pic with the boys aint bad either! Come to think of it, I've never been to slide rock.

Eaton GD said...

great photos! I also jumped off the 35ft cliff two summers ago, landed almost the same as the girl shown (i landed in a little more of a seated position), broke my back! but it was awesome and deff dont regret my decision to jump! <3 slide rock