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May 19, 2016 - A Majestic Rat Race

I realize I keep saying this…but Wow, What a Day. I woke early to the sound of birds chirping outside my teardrop window. There seem to be birds everywhere in Sedona but especially here at Rancho Sedona RV Park. I don’t stay in many RV parks because I typically prefer campgrounds. Although every place is unique, usually campgrounds have more space and privacy between sites, and often there are hiking trails departing from the campground so you don’t have to drive in order to hike. Plus in my opinion, state and federal campgrounds are almost...

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May 18, 2016 - Mesas and Buttes and Colors Galore

For some reason, I didn’t have high expectations for the scenery along today’s drive. Was I ever wrong! From the moment I left Albuquerque there were mesas and buttes everywhere. I had the general idea that a mesa is bigger than a butte but I had to look it up to be sure. Indeed that is the case. There are a couple of different criteria for determining when a feature is small enough to be considered a butte. In general, if it is taller than it is wide, that suffices….though some say a mesa has to be big enough to contain either water or...

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Oct 4, 2015 - Serendipity

We are staying at Luke AFB-Ft Tuthill Recreation Center which is run by the Air Force and has Cabins, Yurts, Hotel, tent sites and RV sites. This center is in turn located on the old Fort Tuthill National Guard Training base. This base was not very big as bases go, but the trail that surrounds it is 5.3 miles in length. The Rec Center is a small portion of the old base with the County fairgrounds (small) and a very large County park being the rest. Besides the trail surrounding the park, it also has 3 single track mountain bike trails that...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Tour of Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona, AZ and Montezuma's Castle & Well

September 29, 2015 JEROME, SEDONA & TUZIGOOT BUS TOUR Tuzigoot National Monument Our first stop on today’s guided tour was Tuzigoot (Apache for “crooked water”), the remnant of a Southern Sinagua village that was built between 1000 and 1400. It crowns the summit of a long ridge rising about 120 feet above the Verde Valley. The original pueblo was two stories high in places, with 87 ground-floor rooms. There were few exterior doors. Entry was by ladders through roof openings. The village began as a small cluster of rooms inhabited by some 50...

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Aug 31, 2015 - Sedona

Sedona is famous for the red rock surrounding it. We went on a pink jeep tour and saw the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The Pink Jeep tour was a definite hit with the girls!!! They laughed so hard as there were bumped to a fro!!! At the top a storm was coming- we watched as it approached. We actually saw a beautiful rainbow too! We managed to avoid the rain back into the town of Sedona! On the way back to our campsite it was a scary, dark, rainy and lightening filled journey!!! God was good and brought us safely back!!

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May 30, 2015 - Day 6 May 29 2015 Visit with Barb and site seeing

Day 6 May 29, 2015: Visit with Barb, Sedona and Montezuma Nat’l Park Just another beautiful day to wake up to 59 degrees, and wispy clouds. Leona took a short walk around the park while I tried to get onto the internet with no results. They told me upon check in that the internet is sporadic. Well it was nil, nada, nothing, #@%&)$%#@#%%^! We realized something today that we didn’t know yesterday. When we left Munds RV Park the day before, I had programmed Rancho Verde RV Park into my GPS. The pictures of the park were just beautiful. As we...

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Born Free

May 7, 2015 - Snippets

...or more aptly...things I didn't catch in a pboto... Black as night storm clouds over the hills, with a radiant quarter rainbow arcing through them, suddenly split by jagged spears of lightening. Tiny, bright yellow birds, medium orangey-red birds, the constant coo-cooing of doves, and the sharp, piercing cries of quail. An old man who channels Sitting Bull, is famous (tv, books, interviews) for his alien contacts, and will do "readings" ($60 per hour) via email and recordings. See Blue Rose Ministry in Cornville. Two 4 ft long bull...

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Apr 30, 2015 - Verde valley

We've been having a great time in the Verde Valley area...lazy, relaxing and very interesting. Until today it has been hot in the afternoon so our routine has been to go out in the morning and then nap and read in air conditioned comfort in the afternoon, followed by an evening ride. The last few days have had gorgeous storm vistas and full moon nights. The desert views are pale, delicate pastels...pale white ground; soft spring and sage greens; purple, pink, and blue mountains; topped with pastel blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Until,...

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Apr 24, 2015 - Sedona, AZ and Oak Creek Canyon

It was partly cloudy with the threat of thunderstorms today, but we drove to Sedona anyway. It was gorgeous when we got there, then the clouds started getting darker and darker. And when we got to the Chapel of the Holy Cross the skies opened up and the thunder rolled. What better place to feel safe during a thunderstorm than inside this beautiful little chapel up on the hill! Most people get to see the chapel and view when the sun is shining, but we felt quite special to be able to see it from a different perspective. As we continued...

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2015 Southwest Trip

Apr 15, 2015 - Sedona, AZ

4/15/15 (Wednesday) We’re off to Sedona today. Left camp at 10 am and drove thru the little town of Jerome. It’s a quaint town situated on the mountain and sits on 3 levels. We stopped at the bottom of town and took some pictures. We were then off to Cottonwood for lunch at the Red Rooster Café. I had a chicken, cranberry walnut wrap and Al had a Cuban sandwich. The food was ok, but a bit pricey. We arrived at Rancho Sedona RV Park around 2 pm. The weather is getting cooler, 65 degrees, but still sunny. We paid for 2 nights and then took a...

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Apr 14, 2015 - Forest Service rd 525

It was time to leave NM and head into Az.We traveled through Christopher creek near payson and on to Sedona. We found fs rd 525 west of Sedona and camped there for 2 nights. Biked the road for 6.8 miles and saw very few people. Pink jeep tours came by with their tourists who seemed incredulous that we were camped out in the middle of nowhere 8 miles from Sedona. We went back through sedona to hike some of the trails but found all parking lots overrun with tourists so we left yuppieville and moved on!

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Mar 24, 2015 - Sedona

Sunday was a wonderful day. We experienced the best fellowship and worship so far at Tucson Calvary Chapel. We were able to join in with the praise because the songs were familiar and the message about Matt. 18 was very inspiring. You can listen to it on www.calvarytucson.com . Monday we made our way to Sedona, a very nice and new city in a valley between all the red rocks. Absolutely stunning to see but our experience was somewhat lessened by the fact that it was crowded everywhere we went. We drove the road to Flagstaff, AZ, a very steep...

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Escaping Freeseland

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