Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

We've arrived for a day of shopping!

With a little resting thrown in for good measure!

Such a lovely place to stroll...

Well, you can stroll or you can ride!

One of several wonderful bronzes along our walk...

In case you wondered what he is painting, lol!

Sacajawea graces the entrance to a small shopping mall....

And this view is right across the street...

The guys liked the detailed work of this horse...

Lou & I liked the rider, lol!!!

I loved this bronze! It spins around with a little human muscle...

My favorite shot of the day!

Moving along we stopped here for a bit...

Larry and Dick, watching their sticks race!

I think my honey's stick 'won'!

I was busy preparing lunch while the boys played!

They did agree to go into Garland's afterward though...

Lou was busy checking out the kachina dolls...

I was busy photographing the colorful jewelry...

Wow, there were some beautiful pieces...

Arriving at the small Sedona airport...

We enjoyed watching the small planes arriving & departing...

Anice view as we make our way back down to the highway...

Hope you've enjoyed sharing Sedona with us! See you in Casa Grande...


As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we wanted to 'do' Sedona one more time before leaving the area. So we packed a picnic lunch, picked up Dick & Lou and hit the road at 10:30am for the short drive there. The weather was perfect for our outing, about 75 degrees and calm for a change! The wind has been kicking things up for the last week or two and my allergies have really been in high gear. Makes it tough to breathe, especially at night. I'm on Benadryl overload!

Our first stop today was to check out the shopping as Sedona is known to be teeming with artists and artisans; boutiques, galleries and one-of-a-kind shops. There was so much to discover—from Native American crafts and healing gemstones to outdoor wind sculptures and many whimsical and handmade items. You can take home a hand-carved walking stick or wooden flute, a blown-glass bottle stopper or a custom-made bird house.

And, Sedona's got the dirt on shirts—literally! You can get intimate with Arizona's mystic earth in a T-shirt designed by mother nature herself. These tees are specially dyed in locally gathered red clay for one-of-a-kind color. Several neat designs to choose from. Of course we all had to get one! Cool!

After a couple of hours browsing we loaded back into the truck and traveled a few miles along the banks of Oak Creek before stopping for our picnic lunch. It was lovely along the river bank and the guys had a good time racing sticks in the fast moving water while I prepared our chicken salad sandwiches. After lunch we walked across the street to Garland's. We'd seen this neat store earlier but never took the time to actually look around. Wow, what an awesome array of handcrafted native jewelry. Truly the nicest pieces we've seen anywhere.

Afterward we drove up to the airport and sat on the patio, enjoying a drink and just soaking in the area. A few small planes took off and landed while we relaxed for an hour or so. All too soon it was time to head for home. We'll miss this lovely area but it's time to move on. We're heading out for Casa Grande tomorrow. So we'll see you on down the road...



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