I am so happy to find this forum! I'm planning a trip for the second week in May to celebrate my husband's birthday - I won't say which one :-) - and I am starting to feel overwhelmed trying to plan my route and which things we want to see and do. We are flying into PHX on Sat. (I think, haven't actually booked yet) May 7th and plan to stay 7 nights. Hubby's birthday is on Monday and ideally we'd like to do a horseback riding tour on that day and then have a nice dinner somewhere that night. We are open to the idea of staying a couple of days at a guest/dude ranch, but that is not necessary. I was initially thinking we would head straight to Sedona from the airport, stay there 2 nights, then visit Grand Canyon with an overnight stay, and then take a scenic route back to PHX. Cameron is one place that looks interesting to us...the Trading Post in particular. We are interested in the native american history of the area and see the impressive landscape and unique landforms to AZ. My dilemma is that I don't really see a horseback riding outfit that interests me in the Sedona area, so I might have to rearrange my route to include Sedona at the end of the trip instead of the beginning. There's an outfit called OK Corral near Apache Junction that seems like it might be nice. Another thing I need help with is where to stay as a base to see several things. I know we will need to move a couple of times, but I don't want to be packing up and moving every other day. Sorry, it seems I am rambling, but I just don't know what to begin! I have a thousand questions. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!