Garland's Oak Creek Lodge
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We set off for a jeep tour arranged in Sedona. It took about 2 hours to get there. Peggy felt a little motion sickness or maybe it was the higher elevation. But we got there in time and our driver was an old man named Jay. An elderly couple from Staten Island joined us. The trip didn't last very long before the jeep broke down. We waited for a rescue jeep. To say the ride was bumpy would be an understatement. We all hung on and bounced against each other and the ...
... dry. After hiking for 5 minutes after the first river crossing, we had to take off our shoes and cross another river, but this time we had to go into the river. We spent a lot of time drying ourselves off on the other side, and even more time, because it was sunny and warm.
We started hiking again, and came to a valley of wild grapes. Dan told us that last time he went there, he saw many Bighorn Sheep. We didn't see any sheep, but we saw a ...
... surroundings - it was like being in a Wild West film! As we walked through the town admiring the panoramic views of the vast red windswept sculptures and avoiding the large cacti, we had already decided we wanted to spend the night there. Suddenly our attention was drawn to a sign which read "5* accommodation $59, helicopter rides $29 for two people." Naturally we were suspicious as even a motel costs around $80 per night, but decided ...
... take the scenic route to Sedona but the road was closed due to a fire. As we came in to Oak Creek we were stunned by the red cliff before us. We got to Sedona to find we were surrounded by red rock cliffs.
The town has a reputation for being new age. There are many yoga and psychic reading places. The town seems to have strict policies on buildings. They are all painted in muted colours and the roofs are also ochre earth colours.
I had intended to leave earlier then I did, but I was out the door by 0900. The direct route to flagstaff was the interstate through Phoenix. I was advised by Chris Wheeler in Yuma to head up through a town called Globe, north east of Tucson. He wasn't wrong about the scenery on this drive. Rolling hills, wide open valleys, blue lakes. One thing that surprised me was the Tonto monument. It was a series of buildings built into a cave by Indians hundreds ...