Written on August 28, 2006 by Kevin.
Despite a few stormy nights, its been a normal terrible summer here in Arizona. Regardless of what people tell you, it takes a toll on you; especially when you need to drive in it.
I decided this last weekend to take my wife and Rylan on a day trip up to Sedona, AZ. My wife and I are familiar with this place as its where we got married. For those who do not know, Sedona is known for their vortex hot spots which essentially is a pocket of energy that has been known to help people I guess. The town people can sometimes come off a bit kooky but its a nice town either way. (Fact of the day, its the only place that has a McDonald's with arches that are not yellow. They are a teal)
We drove up there to cool off and enjoy the views and of course my wife went for the shopping. Rylan did great. We were able to eat at a nice restaurant with minimal problems. He kept occupied by eating his lunch and checking out all of the people. We were really happy with the whole lunch.
We took Rylan down to the river where they have a nice grassy area that is frequented by ducks and geese. We knew Rylan would like this and he did. I have heard stories of these geese chasing after people but they kept us alone this time. Of course, we had no food for them.
We decided to turn our day trip into an all day trip. We took a drive from Sedona to Jerome. Jerome is an old miner town that is built on the side of a mountain. I had never been there so when one of the shop owners recommended it, we took her advice. I was hoping that it was the old ghost town they had on the Brady Bunch years ago but I don't think it was. I really need to track that place down. I am pretty sure it was filmed here in Arizona. We didn't stop here and decided to pass through it instead. It was amazing to see buildings basically sitting off the edge of a moutain. The historic value of this town is great and I would really like to go back when we have some more time.
We finished off our day by driving all the way to Prescott. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, all of the good shops were closed up. They have some very unique stores including a baby store that my wife always seems to talk about. They have items that we have just never seen before. Prescott is another place that has a small town feel and is certainly a place to check out. The courthouse they have looks nearly identical to the one in the Back to the Future movies.
It's nice to get away from everything for a weekend and this certainly was a great Saturday for us. Rylan did great and we couldn't have been happier.
Despite my wife thinking I am some nut, I have been working on learning minor photography. Here is a photo of the Sedona scenery that I took, I think it turned out pretty well.