Phoenix nights (one night in a dodgy motel)
Trip Start Apr 10, 2012
29Trip End Apr 06, 2013
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We dumped our bags and went straight into downtown Phoenix. There are a few baby sky scrapers. There are not many shops but we were not sure where we were so we could have been in the business area. We stopped at Subway for lunch and then went for a walk. We had a little moment of worry when we thought a dodgy looking guy was following us and muttered something as he walked past but we could have been mistaken, he looked a few sandwiches short of a picnic or could have been high!
We stumbled across a gathering of people so went over to have a look and then realised it was a demonstration against new proposed laws that allow the police in Arizona to stop and search people if they 'suspect' people to be illegal immigrants
We had tea in a real American style BBQ place called Bill Johnsons Big Apple. AK had a beast of a meal with chicken, ribs, beef and jacket potato. It doesn't sound much but the portions are huge. He was like man v food and on this occasion man won! The manager came over to talk to us and ask where we are from, she was really nice.
There is not much else to report from Phoenix as it was pretty quiet. We are not sure it is one of our favourite places so far but SJ was happy because it's where Bella Swan is from!
We are on our way to Sedona, AZ as the manager of the restaurant last night said its a really peaceful place to go. We stopped off at a place called Papago park. There is a huge rock with a hole in the middle - its called hole in the rock. We decided to climb up it and down it. SJ was trying really hard to remember her A level geology to work out what the rock was but we might have to consult the Oracle that is Ste Hunter to confirm!
We are right at this minute driving through beautiful mountainous desert with lots of cacti and strange looking plants. The views are breathtaking and AK and SJ think that this is indeed the life :)