Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Farwell to Camp Verde/Sedona

April 30, 2016

Our 11 days in Camp Verde went by very fast and we managed to see a lot while we were here.  One day we drove into Prescott, AZ and I managed to turn left when I should have turned right.  Yes, I know Gerry said to turn right!!  We turned on the GPS and our destination was going away from us and that was the first clue.  Finally I was able to make an U-turn and get back on track.

We finished our shopping and it was dinner time so Gerry looked for a nice brew-pub in the area.  There was one on our way back so off we went to find it.  The Lonesome Valley Brewery Co was in a nondescript building in a small strip mall.  They only had 5 choices for the beer and the waitress gave us a small glass of three of them for a taste.  We each liked one and ordered a pint to be had with dinner.  I ordered a Gyro and Gerry had Fettuccini Alfredo and we both were pleased with our food.  If you are in the area, try it out.

As a bonus they had a geocache right in front of the pub and I managed to add my 1499th find to my list.

We went to Sedona on Sunday after a nice morning rain.  The desert was taking on a greenish color as we drove up there.  We've been to Sedona a number of times and really don't care for the downtown area and usually just drive through it.  

Gerry did want to stop at an Art Fair in a shopping mall so we stopped there for her to check out the Navajo Indian jewelry, blankets, woodcarvings and other items.  There were a number of tents and tables set up and it was well attended in spite of the damp weather.

After checking out the Art Fair we drove around the beautiful neighborhoods in the area.  We both really love the Southwest homes and if we had a spare million $ or two we would buy one.  The views from these homes are spectacular in many cases.

Of course, the whole area around Sedona is full of beautiful red rock mountains.  Trying to describe them would be like trying to describe the Mona Lisa painting so I will just post some photos we took of them on a rainy day in Sedona.

Nice backdrop for the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross

If you've never been to the Sedona area and have a chance to see it, take the opportunity.  It is a beautiful area and a hiker's paradise among the rocks.  

We visited the area for the first time in 2001 and loved it.  Here are a few photos from that time.

Gerry is waving bye for now so I will close the blog on that note.  


  1. Truly a majestic part of the country. The restaurant at the airport is also a fabulous place to eat. For future reference.

  2. We have not visited Sedona but hope to next winter. They problem is going to AZ in Jan-Mar, we have to watch the weather so dang closely so we don't get into any snow. We would love to hike there.

    Your photos are outstanding. What beauty!

  3. A beautiful place that is being loved to death. Thank goodness for the trails and the 'uncivilized' wild lands surrounding Sedona.