Happy in Sedona

We again took to the smaller roads and traversed Arizona to Jerome. It’s an old mining town with Victorian buildings set high on a mountainside. We arrived just before sundown, and had a look around. The town is pitching the ‘ghost town’ angle, and by 5 things were closing down, making the the story seem likely. The Haunted Hamburger was recommended and we had a good time listening to stories about the strange occurrences that happened around town.

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The next morning we headed north to Sedona. This place has long been on my list of places to go, and I was really excited to be there. There are canyons and red rock cliffs everywhere, an outdoor paradise.  We toured the ‘vortexes’ , where supposedly people have reported feeling inspired by a beneficial source of energy. Jason was skeptical, but I swear it was one of the happiest days in my life.

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Next we hiked Devils Bridge. We attempted to do several other hikes, as this one was out of the way, but Bode insisted on Devil’s Bridge. We finally gave in and headed to jeep territory. The dirt road was one of the more exciting trips the van has taken. Once we started we realized it was clearly a 4 wheel drive road (plenty of dune buggies,) but we were having so much fun it didn’t matter. Red Beard handled it like a champ – its all about ground clearance – but there has been something rattling around in the back ever since.

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The hike was wonderful, and Bode was a real trooper. We hiked up to the top of a mountain for a killer view. Then, since we didn’t remember the flashlights, we had to race back down before the sun set.

Also, if you ask Bode to take your photo, your should probably specify that you want him to use your camera.

5 thoughts on “Happy in Sedona

  • January 21, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Nice photos! Postcard worthy.

  • January 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Did you get to tour the Gold Mine in Jerome? I have visions of the “saw mill dragon” that will never fade. They halod the “Jerome Jamboree” at the mine every year. Hundreds of VW’s desend on Jerome from all over. quite a sight to see!

  • January 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Great to see the progress of your trip! We have been followers since that chance meeting at the Devil’s Bridge. You take care and have fun out there. We’ll be watching from the side lines. – The Omaha Sistahs

  • January 25, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    Meeting the 3 of you and learning about your journey was one of the many highlights of our trip. My kids loved hearing your story and checking out your blog with me.
    Bode’s photography talents, sweet disposition and beautiful head of hair will remain in our memories.
    “If you want to see your picture, push this button. Maybe it will work better with the flash. (click) If you want to see your picture, push this button.” Bode…What a cutie patootie!
    Happy trails!
    The other Omaha Sistah

  • July 26, 2016 at 11:54 PM

    The Omaha Sisters are laying their heads down in a place you’ve heard of . . . Winter Park, CO.
    Following from the sidelines, still. Enjoying the vicarious journey, always.

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