Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona has been described to me as a mystical place, a place of beauty, a must-see. So today Bob and I drove the 30 miles south of "Flag," as folks around here refer to Flagstaff, to check out Sedona for ourselves.  Now, yesterday we went to the Grand Canyon, and I expected to be "wowed" by it and I was. But in a way, I was as much wowed by Sedona as I was by the Grand Canyon because Sedona was such a surprise. The drive there was full of switchbacks and offered incredible views.

These mountains that surround Sedona are over 6000 feet high, and one of them is over 7000 feet. They tower over the town that lies nestled at their feet, with views wherever you look.

We stopped in to an area called Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, which was built to look like a Mexican village. Beautifully designed and landscaped, it features restaurants, galleries, and shops.

Bob and I ate lunch here, at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill where we enjoyed microbrewed beer and a couple of their signature sandwiches.

Sedona is a place I'd like to come back to.  The town supposedly has several (5-7, depending on different sources) vortexes that are natural spiritual conduits that will balance your chakras and lead you to greater spiritual insight. There are maps so you can hike out to the vortexes, or you can pay $90 pp to have a jeep drive you around to them. Maybe one day!


  1. Beautiful photos ! Have only driven through Sedona. Maybe someday get to visit.

  2. Thank you, Ellen! It's worth a trip :)