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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sedona Arizona

Well you know how I like songs that go with places?  Anyone out there listen to Shane Yellowbird?  Although I feel he doesn't have that many hits he does strike a good one now and then. He has a song called Sedona Arizona that is worth listening to.
We were wild as we were free
Red rocks under blue sky
Brown eyes I got lost in
In Sedona Arizona...
Have you been to Se-dona?  The red rock is amazing, the peaks and valleys change with every turn of the head. And the little city itself is worth a visit. I often compare it to Banff although a lot larger in population. 
Our first night we spent at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. This is definitely worth a return visit. Unfortunately they were fully booked, hence the one night. But full services allowed us the luxury of long showers and the opportunity to dump and fill our tanks. Then it was off to a selected boondocking location and a meet up with Don's brother Ken and his wife Brenda. This was their first boondocking experience and we were delivering them a brand new set of portable solar panels. 
Our days in Sedona have been filled with a gentle schedule of sightseeing, shopping and accessing wifi at McDonald's. We visited Montezuma Castle and Well, browsed and ate our way through Sedona and Jerome, drove to Prescott with a return home on Cherry Road, hiked the West Fork of Oak Creek trail, and followed a scenic drive through Clarkdale. One stop that deserves a special mention is Violette's Bakery Cafe in Clarkdale. If you get a chance stop for a great cup of coffee and baking to die for!
Since a picture is worth a thousand words...

Montezuma visit - note the unique patterns on the tree pictures.  This is a National Monument that highlights cliff dwellings believed to be habituated between 1100 and 1425 AD.



bark that looks like camouflage



Montezuma Well - a limestone sinkhole fed by a spring,
it moves approx. 1,500,000 gallons each day!

criss cross pattern on bark























Sedona - a city of red rock, gorgeous colors and a unique downtown





And finally a few pictures of the West Fork hike...


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