Flagstaff, Arizona to Sedona, Arizona 3/26/2014

MARCH 26, 2014 (Wednesday)

 

Windy, cold and overcast. We want the sun back!

We lazed around in the room until 10:30 AM because Michael had bid on a Wyndham timeshare on Ebay. We lost but we’re still looking for a small point account with them just to get our foot in the door and see their last minute stuff. We aren’t going to spend an arm and a leg to get it, though. 

The trip to Prescott, Arizona from Flagstaff, Arizona was about 90 miles and took a couple of hours. The roads we traveled on were quite good. The only bad thing was the wind. Things were flying all over, especially tumbleweed. We killed several on our drive today.

Chilly too.

Chilly too.

I was telling Lex not to swerve for a tumble weed, better to hit it than wreck, then wham!

I was telling Lex not to swerve for a tumble weed, better to hit it than wreck, then wham!

Lots of elevation change between Flagstaff and Prescott.

Lots of elevation change between Flagstaff and Prescott.

When we left, we decided to just take the main road to Prescott, Arizona and go to the nearest Costco. We wanted to have the tire valves checked out so the dashboard light would go out.  I think it’s just sand or something in the valves causing the check tire light to be on all the time. When we did get to Costco, they said they couldn’t fix it. They checked the tire pressure and said everything was fine. We’ll have it checked out by Toyota once we get back to Prunedale. We also had lunch at Costco. Can’t beat their prices for their food. After lunch we tried to get gas at the Costco gas station but the line was horrible.  We ended up going across the street to a nearby Exxon station ($3.24).

Stopped at Costco to get the tires looked into and they are fine.

Stopped at Costco to get the tires looked into and they are fine.

Was going to buy gas there but the line was 20 cars long.

Was going to buy gas there but the line was 20 cars long.

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A fill up.

A fill up.

After Costco, we headed to Kohl’s to get a few items. They were having a good sale (as usual).  I got a new pair of sandals, Lexi got a new pair of shoes, a blouse, and a new bra. Michael got a new shirt. I love the Vera Wang blouses at Kohl’s.

Two hours later....

Two hours later….

We wanted to go by Montezuma’s Castle to show Lexi what a cave dwelling looks like up close and personal. However, the wind was so bad we opted out and headed straight to Sedona. The drive from Prescott to Sedona was about 60 miles and took a little over an hour.

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The colors begin.

The colors begin.

So much to look at and enjoy.

So much to look at and enjoy.

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There are many codes about height and color of construction, mostly followed.

There are many codes about height and color of construction, mostly followed.

We love Sedona. It’s a lot like Monument Valley with the glorious shapes and colors – but there are trees and lots of green – and there are lots of restaurants and things to see. I don’t think I could ever tire of Sedona. So beautiful and almost spiritual feeling.

We got to our resort – Bell Rock Inn – at about 3:30 PM. It’s a little ways from the bustling town of Sedona, but it has its own little area of things to see and do. Quite a lovely resort. The check in was quick and easy, almost rushing you into your room. Lots to see and do on the beautiful grounds.

At the entrance.

At the entrance.

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Fun cards hung on the inside and outside of the door, looks like they change them daily.

Fun cards hung on the inside and outside of the door, looks like they change them daily.

Nice lobby, very nice staff.

Nice lobby, very nice staff.

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Our building.

Our building.

Beautiful grounds.

Beautiful grounds.

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We went to our room and it is so cute. It’s a studio so Lexi is not happy, but I keep telling her to be thankful we have a bed. It overlooks the pool, has a fireplace, and is quite comfortable as studios go. Once we got inside we were all so tired, we all took a nap and all of us fell asleep for a couple of hours. Normally one of us is awake due to all the snoring.

Apparently a bad hair day.

Apparently a bad hair day.

Our bed.

Our bed.

Nice bath.

Nice bath.

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Zoom out.

Zoom out.

Zoom in.

Zoom in.

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Hope to play Lex a game here, but it is roped off, they may be working on it.

Hope to play Lex a game here, but it is roped off, they may be working on it.

We left around 5:30 PM to go show the downtown area of Sedona to Lexi. We pointed out the Chapel of the Rock as we drove into town. Thinking we’ll go there tomorrow morning.  We still love all the round-abouts getting to town. Sure makes traffic flow better. Love all the little stores with their art work, the Southwest type homes, and all the natural beauty around. Once in town we parked and walked for awhile. When we got hungry we decided to go to Sedona Pizza Company. What a great choice. We had the best pizza we’ve had in a long time. It was a vegetarian and Michael and I were hesitant but it was a piece of artwork to look at, and heaven to eat. Lexi got a salad but wanted a piece of our pizza too. We hated to give it up but….she asked nicely.

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A gallery.

A gallery.

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Nice eating place.

Nice eating place.

 

Lex and Edie had tea.

Lex and Edie had tea.

Gout be damned, I had a beer with my pizza.

Gout be damned, I had a beer with my pizza.

Edie loved these lights, about 2 feet across.

Edie loved these lights, about 2 feet across.

Bruchetta appetizer with artichoke hearts, tomatoes and mushrooms.

Bruschetta appetizer with artichoke hearts, tomatoes and mushrooms.

 

The butternut squash threw is off, but turned out to be the best part.

The butternut squash threw us off, but turned out to be the best part.

 

Lex had a good looking Caesar.

Lex had a good looking Caesar.

Where we were seated we could see the cook making the pizzas. He looked so much like a friend of ours, George. Michael couldn’t stand it and went up to take his picture. Next time we see George we’re going to ask about a cousin or relative in Sedona.

Shaun, our pizza master tonight.

Shaun, our pizza master tonight.

After dinner we walked around some of the nearby shops.

Edie insisted I photograph the frog.

Edie insisted I photograph the frog.

I liked the fountain.

I liked the fountain.

We are now back in our home for the next two nights. I was going to go do laundry (the laundry room is close and it’s free here), but too tired and will do it tomorrow. We’re hopeful the wind will die down and it will get a little warmer. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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