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Jun 8, 2008 - Sedona

An excellent days driving today (Sunday). Clear roads through this vast state of Arizona (and you realise just how vast most states and the whole country actually is when you drive through). Miles of remote scrubland and desert with beautiful coloured hills and mountains in the background, interspersed with attractive towns appearing to have all mod cons including colourful gardens (I thought only the English took pride in their gardens). We drove in convoy with Geoff and Jenny Dorey in their Alpha and it was an attractive drive - made all...

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Jun 8, 2008 - Tucson to Sedona

06 08 Tucson to Sedona We had really enjoyed our visit to the giant cactus reserve yesterday – but after an hour’s driving this morning wondered whether it was worth the detour! It seems that each hill is covered with the things and every bend brings a new cry of ‘wow – look at that one!’ The scenery here is very attractive too and much more varied than I had thought. Everywhere you are you can see the next range of hills / mountains and with strong sunlight they look rugged and striking against the blue sky. We drove past some vast copper...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Fix car then onto Sedona

Monday, June 2 Fix car then onto Sedona 30 miles from Flagstaff to Sedona, AZ Temperature in the high 80s -------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, we found the guy, I don’t know if he is “the” right guy but he sounds OK over the phone. In short order he and his partner are struggling to get the gas tank off...its capacity is 44 gallons and it is 3/4 full. To make a long story short the new fuel pump/sending unit cost $426.22 and the labor was 3 plus hours...you do the math. So, the Sub is running...

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Jun 1, 2008 - 6/1-6/05 Sedona Az

6/1 – Wow its finally June, left Tombstone RV Park at 8:30 a.m. Drove 6 hrs to Sedona Az. Red rock city, lot's of road construction going on, along with a lot of traffic. Bill was excited to get to camp and get set up. He talked about getting me a babbling brook site. When we got here I asked if that couple of cups of water running through the rock counts as a brook.. it is a very beautiful site. Its weird going from desert, cactus and dried up brooks to tall trees, red mountains and water in the brook.. Took it easy last night. Red gravy...

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May 29, 2008 - First Day on the Road

So, the traveling begins… I was sent off with a delicious crab boil from my friends Karen and Heather. I didn’t want to make a big deal about leaving. I know I wanted to see some peeps before I left, but I don’t do well with goodbye’s. So, the beginning of my journey was quiet. Maggie and I left alone. No pictures. No music. We were just soaking up the moment. I think Maggie was just happy that she got to go for a ride. I was tired from the few weeks leading up to the moment, but for some reason, I was energized for the journey. I drove...

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May 27, 2008 - Sedona. It's In Arizona.

Today, I made the very short and relaxing drive from Flagstaff to Sedona. It's about 30 miles and a gorgeous drive through the forest. There are a lot of forest service campgrounds on the way and I found myself one about 4 miles outside of Sedona. No showers and $18, but the campground hosts were very nice. They drove around on golf carts every hour or so seeing if there was anything you needed. Best campground so far. I strung up the hammock and went to Sedona to explore. I headed to the visitor's center, which it turned out was run by the...

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May 23, 2008 - Sedona, AZ

We travelled through wind, rain, cold and even snow (in Flagstaff) to get here! The weather is crazy here. Yesterday, it was in the 90s! We are camping at Distant Drums RV Resot in Camp Verde which is about 25 miles south of Sedona. The first thing we did was visit the Cliff Castle Casino for dining and playing slot machines. All of this land in on an Indian Reservation. The next day we went to Sedona - It is a beautiful place with the Red Rocks all around. Every direction you turn is a photo-shoot. There is a magical energy here and a lot...

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May 22, 2008 - Sedona.

The day after Phoenix we visited Sedona. It was very beautiful, but they were working on all the roads out of town. It was a tight fit around some of the cones for my boat and RV. I think I hit a flag (NOT a flagman) at one point. After many hairpin turns climbing up to Flagstaff, we stopped at an Indian flea market so Helen and Claire could buy jewelery. There were a few snow flakes falling before we left. That night (while we were safe and sound in Holbrook) it snowed in Flagstaff.

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Summer Vacation 2008

May 22, 2008 - Sedona Arizona

We drove down to Sedona, Arizona today. It's a short drive from Flagstaff down Hwy 89A. The drive there was spectacular. You descend about 3000 feet to Sedona and drive down an amazing switchback. Well worth the drive. Sedona is a beautiful little city surrounded by huge red rock formations. Unfortunately it gets pretty crowded with tourists and there's a lot of construction going on so it's difficult getting through the main road. If you venture off to the side roads you can get really close to a lot of the rocks. The homes here are...

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May 20, 2008 - And so to the Grand Canyon,,,

Arrived in Phoenix with Mark - 108 degrees - whew! Luckily Sedona where we were first headed was higher and cooler (in lots of ways) Gorgeous red rocks, mystical vortices and great hiking country. We were both inspired (or intrigued) enough to have a psychic reading which certainly blew me away as i learnt stuff which could not have been made up... Then off to Flagstaff which was our base for the Grand Canyon - and guess what, it was snowing! The hostel was great fun - very sociable and lots of interesting people staying, which led to some...

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May 9, 2008 - Sedona, Arizona

We got an early start setting off for Sedona. It was a beautiful drive and the scenery was just gorgeous! We couldn't believe how many people were there visiting.The streets were packed with thousands of people walking and visiting the many unique little shops. The prices were extremely high on everything so we just window shopped. Kraig did get an interesting new cap as a souvenier. We will definitely revisit this area and put Buck in the kennel so we can spend more time in this exciting mountain hide-away!

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May 9, 2008 - Passing Through Sedona.

Thursday we decided to check out some of our surroundings. We drove through Sedona on our way to Red Rock State Park & the towns of Cottonwood & Jerome. We did stop at the visitor center in town to get info & to renew our National Parks Pass. We plan on heading back into Sedona this Saturday so we can spend a little more time (of course I'll hit a few stores, Pete always says its his job to hold the bags).

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