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Jul 20, 2013 - 7/16-19, Tue.-Fri., Pine Flat CG, near Sedona, AZ

7/16-19 Pine Flat CG, halfway between Flagstaff & Sedona AZ (Pics will be posted later.) There are a few undesirable aspects of this campground, but the view is not one of them. (See pic) We are, once again, right by the road, but it isn't a road that's used much at night, as it's the scenic route from Flagstaff to Sedona and has some very winding parts to it just north of where we are. Not too many sane people would be traveling it after dark. There are no bathrooms here, only vault toilets, which have been quite tolerable in most places...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Slide Rock State Park

Wed., July 17th – Today we took the kids to Slide Rock State Park, south of Flagstaff. It’s Arizona’s place to enjoy a splash in the icy cold waters below the red rock ledges. After slip-sliding around in the water, we picnicked just in time before the afternoon rain showers hit. Then we roamed around in Sedona, dodging rain from shop to shop. In the late afternoon, we went for a hike out to Sunset Crater where we had to hustle to beat the darkness setting in on the very black lava trail. The day ended with a campfire and roasting...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Sedona

Wed., June 26th – Wow! Wow! Wow! We didn’t have to travel far out of the Verde Valley to spend several hours gazing at postcard views in all directions. Steve felt like the “real deal” driving that big Ram and wearing his new George Strait style cowboy hat. We began our day with a trip to Montezuma’s Castle, a large cliff dwelling left behind by the Sinagua tribe. On our way back to the highway, an RV came over the line and smacked the mirror of our truck. We swung around and found they had pulled over to check their own damage. Gratefully,...

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May 2, 2013 - Sedona, AZ and Red Rock Country

Today, Paula and I decided to take a road trip to the Sedona, Arizona area. We also stopped off at the visitor center for the Red Rock Country in the Coconino National Forest. The views are breath-taking in this area. We are planning to go back up here for a little hiking before we leave AZ. We strolled through an arts and crafts mecca - Tlaquepaque - in Sedona. And we had lunch at the Wildflower Bread Company.

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Where RV Now?

Mar 31, 2013 - Sedona, AZ

We are moving on to Sedona, a picturesque town with red rock formations rising up all around it. We wanted to get back to Sedona ever since we visited briefly about 6 years ago. Back then we had spent a few nights here but used Sedona as a base to tour the surrounding countryside on a 'Pink Jeep Tour'. We discovered that Sedona itself was worth seeing but we didn't have time. This time we are taking a Pink Jeep Tour of the Sedona area. Sedona's elevation is 3,500 ft which is about 3,200ft above Phoenix, and it is amazing what a difference...

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Mar 25, 2013 - Last Day in Sedona

Today was our final day in Sedona and the weather was gorgeous. Amaya wanted to go to Slide Rock State Park one more time so we packed a picnic lunch and took off. Audra and Amaya took the low road and headed for the river and Don and I took the high road to watch them from above. My knees may be bionic but climbing rocks is not my strong suit. After a couple of hours, we all met up at the picnic area and had lunch, spicing it up with some good laughs. Audra, Amaya and I particularly like it when Don sets the camera on timer and runs to be...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 24, 2013 - A Day in a Pink Jeep in the Desert

Today was a fantastic day of adventure which began with a trip through most of the shops in the tourist part of Sedona. Of course, you must see the mountains before reaching that area and are surrounded by them the entire time you window shop and drop some money. We had lunch at a great restaurant and started with appetizers of rattlesnake bites and cactus fries both of which were delicious and I do mean delicious. Then there was bison chili for some of us and pulled pork for the part time traveler who we call Audra. With full tummies and...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 23, 2013 - A Family Day

Well Audra and Amaya arrived about 1:30AM and we were awake. Surprised? We are so happy to have them. We haven't seen any family in more than two months. Gave them the first day of their Redrock tour and they were impressed. All are amazed at the beauty of this area. We went back to Slide Rock and Amaya fell in, we assume by accident. She had a blast. A great picnic lunch followed by a family laugh at the Old Man running to be in the picture before the timer snapped it. Audra says I ran like an old man. What a surprise? Aud and My still...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 22, 2013 - A Day of Beauty

This is actually yesterday's entry, as the Internet decided that we weren't writing last night. Oh well! We had another day of red rock beauty and even a picnic. Took a ride through Oak Creek Canyon, did a bit of mountain hiking, saw Slide Rock Park, visited Chapel of the Holy Cross, and a fabulous view at the airport. We shared a picnic surrounded by the beauty of this area and even learned how to use the timer on the camera that we've owned for several years. This is still the most beautiful place I've ever been, and I'm sharing it with...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 20, 2013 - A Red Rocking Day to Remember

Today we toured the area around Sedona Arizona and saw the most beautiful natural wonders either of us have ever seen. The red rock formations are simply out of this world. We haven't even begun to see it all, but we have a week. We got some ideas of places to go and started driving. The greatest treat was when we took a scenic loop through Red Rock State Park. A very steep and winding mountain road with views to dream of. Even a stop for road construction couldn't spoil God's handiwork. I added comments to only a few pics tonight. We'll...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 5, 2013 - Sedona - Bear Mountain hike

Day 51 (am temp 31.5) Bear Mountain Hike – Sedona Well, I just couldn’t leave this area without tackling Bear Mountain, which is one of the more difficult hikes in the area – according to the volunteer at Palatki. Besides, I still had a couple domestic chores to take care of before heading out. I guess you could say a 2000 foot elevation gain in 2.4 miles is difficult. Again, if my math is reasonably correct, that represents a constant 15% slope. Of course, it wasn’t constant, so there were several sections much steeper – especially...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Sedona - Palatki and Honanki Ruins

Day 50 (am temp 39) Palatki and Honanki Ruins If only I could remember more of what I was told today…… My arrival at Palatki was prompted with the notion that if I arrived early today, and if they had extra staff, a tour of the Agave roasting pit area might be possible. So I got there early. And they had the extra staff. As there were no other visitors expected for another hour, the volunteer docent took me to the roasting pit and spent nearly an hour showing and describing pictographs and other historical info. This was a special...

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