Saturday, January 29, 2011

Greetings from Sedona!

I really, really try to maintain a regular Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday posting schedule, and today I'm getting in just under the wire.  I'm writing from Sedona, Arizona, right now and man, we had a spectacular day.  Here are a couple of pics from the area around Bell Rock, which is probably the most gorgeous scenery I've ever experienced.

I know--I wear my favorite Rock 'n' Bowl New Orleans baseball cap in every friggin' ourdoor picture, right?  That's because a) usually I don't take a shower before I go hiking and I have to hide my Medusa morning hair, and b) I had skin cancer on my face a few years ago and I try to shade my nose from the sun.

How about this handsome devil?  Whaddya know--I got him away from Black Ops!

You can tell we've climbed quite a ways up.  I'm a real baby when it comes to taking risks, but I think I whined only once.

Beautiful, beautiful!

I cannot freakin' believe that Mike's lived in Las Vegas for like forty some years and this was his first trip to Sedona.  It was almost exactly a four-hour drive from Green Valley to our motel near the Sedona airport, and that was at night.  Not far at all.  If you live in Vegas or are visiting for more than a few days, I highly recommend a side trip here.  I'll give you details on where to stay on Tuesday, but right now, I'll go back to enjoying this little getaway.

Hope you're all having a great weekend, too!


Reanaclaire said...

hello ...warm greetings to you too! My first time coming by to your blog.. nice one you have here..

Bar L. said...

Sedona Rocks! (pun intended) I love it there, its one of my favorite places. For a long time I considered moving to AZ. I like the desert (and here I am 20 minutes from the ocean and an hour from the mountains....)

Glad you two are having fun :)

Donna B. said...

We usually go to Sedona at least once a year. One of most favorite places. We usually stay in Flagstaff and drive down. I want to stay in Sedona next time. I also want to travel by train to the Grand Canyon and stay in Williams. Have you ever been to Tlaquepaque? It is right near Sedona and really worth the visit...go have a deep fried pickle at Oak Creek Brewery and Grill...YOU WILL LOVE THE FOOD AND BEER! said...

I've heard of Sedona but never been. It looks like it's gorgeous and warm out.