Since it’s Sunday, thought I’d share some more vacation pix, this time from Sedona Arizona, before I resume my regular beauty posts tomorrow starting with a new Giveaway!
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I was concerned that after the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, Sedona would be a let down. I had no need to worry. We entered Sedona on route 89A, a pine-forested road through the mountains with hairpin turns. Magnificent. We stayed at the Junipine Resort on the route.
Because of the mountains and the pines, it reminded me of Big Sur CA but without the ocean. Instead, Junipine was in the valley on the Oak Creek.
We could hear and see the creek from our 2 bedroom/4 room/2 deck town house. I loved the big stone fireplace in the living room and the kiva fireplace in the master bedroom.
I could have easily stayed there for a week! There was so much room.
If you’re thinking of vacationing in Sedona and want to be away from the bustle of downtown, I really recommend this spot!
We were only in Sedona for about a day and a half. So on our full day, we packed in a lot.
We wanted to see as much of the red rock as we could so we drove around and also went for a long walk in the Crescent Moon Park where there was a great view of Cathedral Rock. The second photo was taken from the red rock that must have been worn down flat by Oak Creek.
There were several energy vortexes where visitors created cairns, or rock piles, from the stones from Oak Creek.
We drove through the downtown area of Sedona that is in a valley surrounded by red rock formations.
Then we drove up to Airport Road and walked on the trail to get a higher view of the red rocks and valley. We saw the formation known as the Coffee Pot (the rock formation on the left in the photo below). It has a road and a diner named after it!
The view was so amazing from the Airport Road trail that we came back again at sunset.
We had dinner at the Mesa Grill, the restaurant at the airport. The food was delicious, had a Mexican flair, and the service was great. Though we were there after sunset, during the day, the view is spectacular plus you can watch the planes.
Sadly, the next day we left Sedona to head back to Scottsdale to be closer to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to fly back to Boston. Great trip!
Have you been to Sedona? What’s your favorite memory of it?
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