Our second stop on our journey was, Sedona Arizona. From what have heard from those who have been to Sedona, it’s amazing! As soon as you drive into the valley of Sedona you are surrounded by Red Rock Mountains. The views around you are absolutely breathtaking! As you drive in through town it is packed with tons of restaurants, shops, and historical landmarks.
As soon as we arrived we pulled right down into our new spot, checked in, set up camp and headed right out to explore the sites. The site where we were staying at was centrally located amongst some of the major scenic views in Sedona. Just a couple miles up the road we made a stop at the famous Chapel of The Holy Cross.
On our way back from the Chapel we stopped at one of the coolest “chachki” shops around town, Son Silvers West Gallery. Loaded with all kinds of hand made wood, metal, and stone works of art. Sedona is a place full of countless works of art, indescribable views, and spiritual healing. They cater to those interested in the arts, its town locals, and of course all the tourists.
If you’re looking for something to eat there’s a million and one places to choose from, and none that you will be disappointed with. Our second day in town we enjoyed a nice lunch at The Secret Garden Cafe. We shared a caesar salad and a delicious shrimp quesadilla along side two of the best margaritas we have ever had! To top it off, The Secret Garden Cafe is a dog friendly restaurant with a heated outside patio. During our lunch outing we met two women, Ardeen (the dog whisperer) an Arizona local, and her friend Darby who was visiting from California.
*Side note, one of the most rewarding parts of this experience is the people you meet and the stories they have to tell. Everyone everywhere has a story, and for some it can be life changing and inspiring to others.
Speaking of people you meet, we met a super cool guy named Dean. We met Dean at our first stop in Lake Powell, just a man on his own traveling the states in his “wicked” airstream. He’s a guy with an incredible story and lots to share. He’s one who will inspire others on his journey, as he has inspired us.
Another couple places we went to eat at were Dellepiane and The Hideaway. Two totally different types of cuisine but incredible nonetheless. Dean took us to Dellepiane for dinner where he had his first ever Churro! It offered a variety of food with an Argentinean flair and a trendy laid-back atmosphere. At The Hideaway, it was a restaurant with million dollar views, a friendly staff, freshly made food, and a homemade lasagna to die for.
Enough about food, i’m getting hungry talking about it!
A hiking spot we came across along the way was Devil’s Bridge Trail. The hike to Devil’s bridge was about a 3.5 mile hike round trip, and this time of year a muddy one. With the snowy weather putting the town in lock down just days ago, to then having days nearly in the 70s, the trails are not the most suitable for hiking, but of course worth trying! Fortunately we also had a creek that ran behind our campground that we had access to directly from our site to do a little more exploring.
If you really want to get the full Sedona experience as a tourist, take a “Pink Jeep” tour, my Mimi (grandma) recommends it! For more information, things to do, places to go, visit: https://visitsedona.com/
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Aspire to Inspire
Leah & Brooke