Sedona continues

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Where I stayed
The Orchards Inn of Sedona
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Friday, October 12, 2012

I have decide to continue my stay in Sedona for a further three nights.  There is no doubt that I could spend several weeks here, and still not see it all.
Just driving down the various back roads here showed new sites and trails to wander down.
The restaurants are also superb. The fillet steak tonight was delightfull.   For some unusual reason the waiter  (or server as they call them here)  supplies you with what looks like a "Bowie"  knife !    It has the classical hollow ground blade,  bone handle, and tempered steel of the original inventor who bears my name.   This is totally unnecessary as the meat is so tender you could cut it with a blunt spoon!
Despite the many photo's I have posted, showing what looks like constant sunshine,  I have experienced a rain shower early this morning and again this evening.  After dinner, sitting on the steel railed balcony, I watched from the safety of my "Faraday Cage"  a special view of the thunderstorms as they pass Eastward across the New Mexico desert.
Earlier today I visited one of several places called  "Vortex Sites". These are claimed to  give mystical powers to those who stand in there presence.   After a 1000ft climb to one of these sites, I awaited with some skepticism the effects of there power.   Several minutes passed and no immediate effect was forthcoming.  The only thing I noticed was my heart rate had reduced to double figures,  of which I was more than thank full!   
 
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Nigel Robbins on

The scenery there looks stunning Dave; I'm not surprised you want to stay on a little longer and explore the area.
Have a great time. Cheers Nigel

Nick stokes on

We too here have had almost constant sunshine in between showers, but here the sunshine was for about five minutes and the showers lasted the rest of the day! Nick

Nick Firestone on

Dave –
Your pictures are excellent. You have even taken some from the same spots I have photographed from during two previous visits to Sedona. There are two places outside of Sedona I would recommend you visit while you are in the area if you have time:
1. The Grand Canyon (south rim), which is about 110 miles north of Sedona features stunning canyon views. http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
2. Jerome, AZ, which is about 30 miles southwest of Sedona, is an old mining town built on the side of a mountain. Great views, interesting shops and restaurants. http://www.azjerome.com/
I was excited to see you mention Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto, as he was a distant relative of mine.
Regards and good luck in your future travels,
Nick

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davidbowie on

Nick. Good to hear from you again.
Both of the places you mention I have on my list, tomorrow I will be visiting Jerome, however the Grand Canyon will have to wait for another time ( I don't suppose it's going far ) as I'm just running out of time. I need to move to California on Sunday.
There are many places I would like to visit, but time is the enemy ! Thank you for your input, and best wishes to you all.

Martin Bourne on

Well done so far, I'm enjoying very much the best geography lesson I've ever had. Lovely pix of Arizona - I can now understand why my cousin Jill spends four months of the year out there in Phoenix. She's there now and was told to look out for you. Good luck for the next bit!

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