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Mar 24, 2014 - Slide Rock

Oak Creek has carved a beautiful canyon between Flagstaff and Sedona. The winding canyon road is lined with trees and there are numerous spots to stop and admire the scenery. The red rocks, green vegetation, bright blue skies - absolutely beautiful! Sliding Rock State Park is located in the middle of the drive. I vividly remember the first time we came upon sliding rock as we drove the canyon on a hot summer day in 1979. We had no idea it was there, but the hordes of people sliding down the smooth whirlpools carved in the canyon by Oak...

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May 4, 2007 - Visiting Sedona

We left Green Valley and headed for Phoenix. We came up to Surprise, just outside of Sun City West. Our Marysville friends Jim and Janie flew in from Seattle for a long weekend. Janie's brother Tom and his wife Kathy live down here in Sun City West. So, today all 6 of us loaded into a van and drove to Sedona. On the way, we took a little side trip and visted Montezuma's Castle. It is a cliff dwelling in the rocks. So interesting to see! In Sedona, we visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a beautiful little chapel built right into the...

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Apr 26, 2007 - Sedona, Arizona

We are now in Sedona, Arizona. It is beautiful here. It was voted the "most beautiful place in the world". It is beautiful but I'm not sure it's "that" beautiful. Every day we are exploring more of the area. Yesterday we went to Jerome which is an old mining town built on the side of a mountain. It was very interesting with an old ghost town and lots of old historic buildings. It is now mostly an artist's community with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Today we toured Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock State Park. It was really cool. We...

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Mar 21, 2007 - Sedona, Arizona

Four years ago USA Weekend listed Sedona as the most beautiful place in America. From our limited point of view, it is!! Not the town itself, but the surrounding area. Coming north on 89A from Camp Verde, we topped one of the hills and were suddenly facing the most awesome red cliffs rising out of a valley that was a forest of dark green and chartreuse. The stunning red formations didn't stop for miles. The town of Sedona has exploded with growth in the last fifteen years. Its economy depends on tourism, retirees, and real estate sales....

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Mar 10, 2007 - Sedona

We spent the day visiting Sedona and Jerome with a drive through Prescott on the way home. The Sedona area is beautiful with the Red Rock formations. This is the first time Karen had seen the area. I visited about 15 years ago. It has really grown and now has some serious traffic issues as well as being commercialized a great deal. The surrounding National Forest has limited areas for hiking and it seems quite crowded. We may go back Monday to do some hiking hoping that it won't be so crowded.

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Jan 31, 2007 - Sedona, land of spirit

We made it to Sedona Tuesday, instead of Monday in good time. It was a beautiful drive through the desert in CA, but it did not prepare us for the beauty of Sedona. It was drizzling and cloudy, but still amazing. I can't wait to see the same views in the sun. (The forecast says that will be possible by Friday at the latest.) We're staying at Rancho Sedona, right on Oak Creek, walking distance to Uptown Sedona, especially close to gallery row. It's raining softly and should stop by tomorrow a.m. Our first night here, we tried dinner at the...

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Full Timing from CA

Nov 12, 2006 - - Nov 19, Sedona, AZ

Staying at Sunterra, The Ridge on sedona Golf, 55 Sun Ridge Circle, Sedona, AZ, 86351, tel 928-284-1200, Check in Sun 11/12/06, 4:00pm, out Sun 11/19/06, 11:00am, Occupancy 08/06 private, 2 bedroom, full kitchen. Sunterra Resorts The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort is located in an area known for its "four mild seasons." Here you can explore Oak Creek Canyon, trout fish in Oak Creek, or take Jeep tours of the red-rock canyon. Enjoy the nearby health club, which consists of tennis courts, an outdoor lap pool, volleyball and racquetball courts,...

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Oct 17, 2006 - Sedona, AZ

The wind blew all night. Carl slept like a baby and Eleanor laid awake wondering if the RV would stay upright. They said on the news it was 20 - 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. We planned to move on to Sedona, AZ, going through Flagstaff. Our storm radio had wind warnings out for Flagstaff all morning so we waited until 1:00 PM to leave. It was still quite windy, but we did OK. Terrible gas mileage heading straight into that wind! We started out at 58 degrees, it was 37 degrees & rainy/snowy in Flagstaff (that was just 38 miles). From...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Sedona AZ

Just prior to leaving for Albuquerque and the balloon festival we decided upon a short side trip from Flagstaff to the town of Sedona. We wanted to check that town out for any possiblities of employement or livability. It was a rather overcast day, which it always seems to be every time Flagstaff has been visited, but still a good day for a short trip to see the red rocks of the Sedona Valley.The ride was beautiful, with very narrow and windy roads again. We stopped a couple of places along the way to take pictures, but being cloudy again...

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Aug 16, 2006 - Sedona, AZ

Welcome to Sedona, AZ or as it is called in our house, Sedona Baby! One of our favorite destinations! We are staying at the Distant Drums in Camp Verde right down the street from the casino/bowling alley and 15 minutes from downtown Sedona. We arrived a half hour before the storm and were able to get our sunscreens up before the down pour! John took me out to dinner at the Storyteller one of the most unique restaurants we have ever been to. The interior is all red limestone and the booths are tucked into creveses.. you truly feel you are...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Sedona, AZ

7-31-06 Hi There, While we were at Camp Verde we drove to Montezuma's Castle, boy this was interesting. Hundreds of years ago, Indians carved out huge rooms and whole houses very high up in the side of the mountain, of course using ladders to get up to them. It was a great way to protect themselves from attackers. The next day we did a day trip to Sedona, AZ. Ok now, so far through all the states we've been through, we have not found even one place that we would even consider living, but Sedona is a possibility. This place is BEAUTIFUL. Of...

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Jun 17, 2006 - Sedona

We're back on the road again! As first time RVers we felt it was best to spend a week with our friends Steve and Jude, who are experienced RV travelers, in Sedona Arizona to help us get familiar with our new purchase and relax in the Arizona desert. Our first couple days in Sedona have been spent kicking back in the RV park sitting under the shade of large trees, drinking margaritas, wine, beer, listening to music and playing with all the gadgets and gizmos in the RV. This morning Steve and I hiked up Cathedral Peak trail to some of the...

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