Episode 1: Cody's Family Favorites

Former baseball pro Cody Ross and his family have called northern Arizona home for years. Follow them around Flagstaff and Sedona as they visit their favorite family spots, from riding to the top of Arizona's highest peak, to fishing creek-side, to stargazing through a 122-year-old telescope. Presented by Arizona Office of Tourism

Released on 2/3/2017

Credits

Director: Beau Beyerle
Director of Photography: Beau Beyerle
Producer: Steve Filmer

Transcript

00:00
(relaxing guitar music)
00:03
I'm Cody Ross.
00:04
I've spent a lot of years playing baseball.
00:06
Now I get time to play with my family,
00:09
and my favorite place to do it is Northern Arizona.
00:12
♫ There's a place I go to
00:14
♫ Where no one knows me
00:16
♫ It's not lonely
00:17
Sedona's not too far from where we live in Flagstaff.
00:21
We head down to Oak Creek a lot during the summer.
00:23
It's the best place to swim and camp.
00:24
Great job, guys.
00:25
Swim all the way to the rock.
00:28
♫ Counting stars and fighting sleep
00:30
♫ Da da dum da dum dum dum
00:33
♫ Da dum dum dum
00:35
You go into a canyon that is literally inaccessible
00:38
except by riding our train.
00:40
(children blowing whistles)
00:41
It started back in 1911 to carry all the copper
00:44
that was mined out of the small town of Jerome,
00:46
and we take you through an amazing canyon
00:48
surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona.
00:51
[Child] Wow, this is better than an airplane!
00:53
[Cody] This is cool, guys, isn't it?
00:55
(Catch & Release by Matt Simmons)
00:58
[Lori] The Old West is such a great part of Arizona,
01:02
and people wanna come and learn the history
01:03
about the Old West, and that's what we do here
01:05
at the Blazin' M Ranch.
01:07
I'll just play with you guys.
01:10
(Cody shouts excitedly)
01:10
It's been our family ranch for 50 years.
01:13
(Cody laughs and mumbles)
01:15
It's our heart and our soul.
01:17
It's a family experience.
01:18
(dinner bell ringing)
01:19
It's cowboys, it's great food,
01:21
great entertainment, great activities.
01:24
It's what Arizona is all about.
01:25
♫ Let it wash over me
01:28
♫ I'm ready to lose my feet
01:30
♫ Take me off to the place
01:31
[Cody] Little America's one of my favorite breakfast spots
01:33
in Flagstaff.
01:34
[Fred] The guests come here,
01:35
they feel like it's a home away from home.
01:39
[Cody] I love playing golf and Hudson plays now, too.
01:41
I get to play golf all over the world
01:43
and I can't think of a better place to play
01:44
than in Arizona.
01:45
♫ Everybody got their reason
01:48
♫ Everybody got their way
01:50
♫ We're just catching and releasing
01:52
[Woman] They're still real playful.
01:53
At this age, they're like puppies.
01:55
[Cody] Say, Hi, bears.
01:56
Families can come here, spend three hours,
01:58
four hours, go through the drive-through portion
02:01
of the park, they can walk through the forested areas
02:03
with our smaller animals.
02:05
[Child] Baby!
02:06
Babies?
02:07
[Child] Buh-bye.
02:07
[Cody] Baby bear.
02:09
[Sean] Plus we have this bird show.
02:11
Families can sit there
02:12
and the birds fly right over their head.
02:14
Oh my gosh!
02:15
[Sean] It's just a blast.
02:17
♫ There's a place I'm going
02:20
♫ No one knows me
02:21
[Kevin] Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory
02:23
in 1930.
02:24
[Man] 32 feet long.
02:26
And all this was built in 1896.
02:28
[Kevin] There's the science and excitement of wonder here,
02:32
looking through telescopes, gazing up at our dark skies,
02:35
talking to some of our professional astronomers.
02:39
It's a really great place to inspire kids
02:42
to wanna learn more about the universe around them.
02:45
♫ It gets into your body
02:47
♫ It flows right through your blood
02:48
[Cody] Arizona's fun all four seasons.
02:51
Snowbowl's great for skiing in the winter,
02:53
but you can still ride the chairlift in the summer.
02:54
♫ Da da dum da dum dum dum
02:56
[Cody] There's so much for us to do here.
02:58
Why leave?
02:59
♫ Da dum dum dum
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