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Published: June 23rd 2013
Kenny and the Bar Maid
Leave it to Kenny to find a pretty girl to dance with. Problem was that she already had a real k-boy!
Thursday morning began with a light breakfast in the coach and a load of laundry at the RV Park. After our chores were done, we decided to take a leisurely drive to one of our favorite destinations, Sedona.
We headed toward Flagstaff and then took the 26 mile scenic road through Oak Canyon to Sedona. Every time we think the best scenery is behind us, it becomes even more spectacular. Kenny held tightly to the wheel of the FJ around the hills and bends and I clicked away on the camera. Spectacular.
We have only been to Sedona one time previous, but we have wonderful memories of the beautiful red cliffs and mountains surrounding the town. This time was no different, but we did not feel quite the thrill as when we saw the town for the first time. We had just come from the Grand Canyon!
Had a fun time looking and shopping in Sedona and lunch was had at a great local sandwich shop called Sedona Memories. As you can tell, we are getting good at sniffing out the best local food sources around on our trips.
Cynde found the real K-Boy
Cynde did not know that her new man was really the Bad Guy in this episode!
After a trip up a hillside road through a housing addition with spectacular views, we headed back to Flagstaff. Kenny had not been in a Walmart for a few days and was having severe withdrawal pains.
We stocked up on supplies and after getting lost in yet another housing addition, returned to our campsight at Circle of Pines.
I talked Kenny into heading back into Winslow for a last night on the town where we saw the local gunfight show and ate at a wonderful old steakhouse, Rod’s Steakhouse. It has been continuously operating since 1937 on the old Route 66. What a surprise- the best prime rib we have ever had! Delicious. I was so full I had to bring home my 5 layer chocolate cake to eat the next morning.
Friday morning we headed out early from our campsite toward Page, AZ. More stunning scenery but when we turned in to Wahweap Campground at Lake Powell Resort & Marina, we were speechless! This is on the border of Arizona and Utah and one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen!
We checked out the
Heading into Oak Canyon
The drive from Flagstaff to Sedona is just beautiful. A 20+ mile drive through a beautiful canyon of tall pines, hair-pin turns, and breath-taking views!
Marina first and were shocked at all the Houseboats on the lake. Kenny looked into renting a boat but we decided it was too expensive ( $200 for 2 hours !). Kenny mused about offering our boat for rent - he thought he could make a fortune!). We settled on driving to Page, which is about 7 miles from the campground. Since we must meet our Tour group to raft the river tomorrow morning at 7 am, we decided to find the site and check out what we needed to bring, etc.
Afterward, we ate lunch at a Great Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Mexicana, suggested by one of the employees at the Tour group. On the way back to Lake Powell, we stopped by the museum at the Glen Canyon Dam that told the story of how the dam was built and that it serves to store water and provides electricity for millions of people in Arizona and California. The plan was to head back to Stormy, the motor coach, for a rest and then go swimming at the resort, but the thrill of adventure took over. We decided to go on a 2 1/2 hour Cruise on
Sedona Street Scapes
Sedona has something for everyone, especially if you are into the meta-physical!
Lake Powell. More awesome sights of rock formations, cliffs, and clear blue water. And we learned something, the difference between Mesas and Buttes! Mesa is the Navajo word for Table so Mesas are longer on top like a table with shorter sides. Buttes are like Bar Stools, smaller on top with longer sides.
After our great Mexican lunch, neither of us were interested in dinner. Instead, we elected to head to the lodge to sample the pool and hot tub. Seems like everyone who had a kid with them elected to hit the hot tub, so we headed to the “adult” pool for a quick dip. It was way too cold for Cynde, but I elected to try a short swim. Afterward, we sat in the poolside cabana and watched the most gorgous sunset and twilight you could ever imagine! What a beautiful ending to another fantastic day.
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