This was my first trip to Sedona and there is simply no words or pictures that can do it justice. We came down from Glendale and stopped at Jerome first so came in from dessert like terrain. One minute bare vistas and then like magic the red rock formations appear. Beautiful. We stayed overnight and enjoyed a view from our window.
The weather was perfect. High 60’s which was perfect for walking around shopping. I love the crystal shops.
Sedona has a history of being both sacred and powerful with mysterious cosmic forces that are said to come from the red rocks. It’s the place of vortexes that are considered to be swirling centers of energy that contribute to healing, meditation and self-exploration. It’s said that some feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex. We didn’t explore any but just being in Sedona is uplifting. The air was fresh and felt … I don’t know maybe pure. I know I want to go back.
Another must see is Jerome. The road up to the old mining town is an experience in its self. It winds up and up until . . . Jerome. Mines produced around 33 million tons of copper, gold, silver, lead and zinc over a period of 77 years. From the number of old buildings it must have been a booming town. A lot of the buildings were houses of ill repute. Now they house restaurants and gift shops. Of course what is a trip like this without food. We had one of the best burgers ever. Huge, we split it and still struggled to eat it all. It’s a really short drive to Sedona from Jerome, but if you are coming down from the Phoenix area and don’t want to be rushed I’d recommend an overnight stay at least. The picture is one of the old brothel houses.
We are already planning another long trip back to Arizona so hope to return to this area early next year. Until then a cruise is in the near future. Can our excursions be any different? But such is retirement life. LOVING IT!!!