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Jun 29, 2020 - Dark Sky and Traffic Circles

Sedona, Arizona is absolutely stunning. The red sandstone formations glow brilliantly at sunrise and sunset. The sandstone’s unique shapes and forms lend the eye and imagination to find familiar patterns, creating names like Snoopy Rock, Cathedral Rock, Coffee Pot Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona is a hiker’s paradise, an off-roader’s adventureland and an energy-flowing, metaphysical vortex that heals and restores hope - even during today’s most disturbing times. (We can only hope!) The architecture of Sedona is amazing. Homes and business...

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Jan 18, 2020 - Thunder Mountain

Sedona, AZ Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located in northern Arizona between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty. The highway is about 12 miles long and is full of sharp, hairpin turns. A little PR blurb told us "the switchbacks make the drive exciting and help keep you going at a slower pace to take in the surroundings". The Oak Creek Canyon–Sedona area is second only to Grand Canyon as the most popular tourist destination in Arizona....

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Sedona Splendor

Jan 17, 2020 - Montezuma Castle

Sedona, AZ The V bar V Heritage Site is one of the largest known petroglyph sites in the US, and one of the best-preserved. The site has 1,032 petroglyphs on 4 main sandstone panels. Unfortunately there are fewer than there used to be. Cattle have destroyed many by rubbing against the walls. Lichen has started to grow on the walls which also destroys the figures. Still it was quite impressive. The Sinagua Indians used the panels as a calendar. They marked time and seasons by observing the sun as it shines on the panels. The spring and...

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Jan 16, 2020 - Shopping and a pueblo

Sedona, AZ Upscale Tlaquepaque Village is a sizable outdoor shopping center in the style of a traditional Mexican village. The complex was built on a former sycamore grove, and the gorgeous trees were kept. As a result, many of the shops are built around the sycamores, making for interesting architecture. The stucco walls house art galleries, New Age shops selling modern art and glassware, a wonderful toy shop, a music box store, restaurants and more. The cobblestone streets and mosaic fountains provide a charming, old-fashioned atmosphere....

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Jan 15, 2020 - Verde Canyon

Sedona, AZ Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome, Arizona, was born a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents into a roaring (and largely lawless) mining community. Founded in 1876, Jerome was at one time the 4th largest city in Arizona peaking at around 15,000 in the 1920’s. To accomplish this population with a limited number of structures, every room large enough for a bunk housed 3 men: one working, one at the bar and one sleeping. The copper mine once was producing an astonishing 3 million lbs of copper per...

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Jan 14, 2020 - Sightseeing Sedona

Sedona, AZ The Sedona Trolley was our first means of transportation for the day. We headed west to Boynton Canyon, one of several alleged vortex sites in Red Rock Country. We shall stick with the alleged part of the description. The area, however, is very red and quite beautiful. Our driver, Tom, gave us a lot of information about the area and anything else he could think of. He was great. He also hikes a lot and obviously loves the desert. He even shared a few amusing hiking stories with us. We then switched tour guides and headed to...

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Jan 13, 2020 - Desert landscape

Sedona, AZ Since we had a snowy landscape and single digit highs at home, it was not difficult to take off for a better clime. Imagine our surprise then as we drove over the mountain to our day's destination of Sedona to find we were driving through another snowy landscape! Since the pass we went over was at 7,000', and it is January, it is a pretty standard condition for the area. We made it through the pass and down to Sedona at 4300' with no mishap. We have visited Sedona before but only briefly and intend to be more thorough this time.

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Sep 18, 2019 - Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Today is our Pink Jeep Tour. On this 11 hour tour we will be going to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel at 7am this morning. His name is Mark “Diggy” Cone. We headed N on Hwy 89A through Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff. Still heading N I could not believe the change in the landscape. Going from wooded, through Oak Creek to desert where the Navajo’s live. Along the way we enjoyed the San Francisco Peaks, Navajo Indian Reservation, Cameron Trading Post with a stop there, Little Colorado River Gorge,...

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Sep 8, 2019 - 25th STOP - Sedona, AZ

9/8/19 - Left Flagstaff and made the short trip to Sedona. On Rt 179 we went down 5 and 6% grades for 18 miles. Because we retrace the route back to Flagstaff, we will have to go 18 miles up the grade so that part will be slow in a lower gear. What a spectacular place this is. Jan, Kay's sister from Phoenix, and her husband Doug came, up and met us at the RV Park. They drove us to an early dinner at a restaurant with amazing views. I took some pics, attached, and then took two pics at the park. One of the really nice site we are in and...

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Apr 20, 2019 - Last day at camp Verde

Last day in Camp Verde....sorry to be leaving Mike and Emily in the morning. We have had a blast with these guys...love y’all and thanks for the tours especially Jerome!!!! If you are out this way do not ..do not..do not go to Jerome. This town is built with the front half balancing on the ground and the backs of buildings just hanging in thin air. The road through this magical place can’t be more than 6 feet. Mike said that hippies came up here years ago to live in a commune on the side....literally on the side of a mountain. It appeared...

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Apr 20, 2019 - Went to Sedona Arizona

Stopped at an Indian art displayed at a area of to the side of the road and it was all beautiful. So after and hour and a half we decided on a couple of pieces and the headed back to Distant Drums RV Park foe the rest of the day and had diner with our friends.

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Apr 19, 2019 - Meteor Crater and Walnut Canyon

Today....out with canyons in with Star Wars..... Not really.....Star Wars was fiction ....we visited a Meteor Crater that was formed 50,000 yrs ago. (Not fiction). The size of the meteorite was about 150 feet across and weighted several hundred thousand tons...explosion was greater than 20 million tons of TNT. The meteorite created a giant bowl shaped hole. This hole is 700 ft deep ( size of a 60 story building) over 4,000 ft across (size of 20 football fields) and 2.4 miles in circumference. Some of the fragments were found several miles...

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