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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After dinner we walked around some of the nearby shops.
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!