Phoenix to Flagstaff

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September 3rd 2011
Published: June 24th 2017
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I'll just make this the first written entry of this trip. My parents, my wife and myself are
Sedona was recommended to me as a great place to stop on the road north from Phoenix. The path from I-17 to Sedona is a two-lane highway that winds through the desert, slower and slower the closer you get to the town. We stopped for lunch at a kind of an upscale Panera place. Actually, everthing in Sedona is upscale, mostly wealthy retirees live here. We didn't really find anything worth stopping for in Sedona, I consider it to be kind of a tourist trap. There is a rock/hill/mountain thing just outside of town that looked cool, but the maps that we found in town were pretty much useless for finding it's entrance.

After an hour or so we headed back to I-17 and then on into Flagstaff. My wife and I wandered a local art fair for about an hour, but couldn't find anything we wanted to carry back on an airplane. The closest we came to a purchase was a soap dispenser carved from a rock, but really, who needs that?

The downtown sprawls over several blocks, but is rather quiet and down to earth. We stopped and had some decent Thai food and then headed back to the Super8 motel to wind down the evening.


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