Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Arizona Vacation Post #3

Day 3~

Day 3, Monday, began with a plan to head out West of Sedona.  First, I went to Tuzigoot National Park...

Tuzigoot is another Sinagua village that was built between 1125 and 1400.
Tuzigoot is located in an area called Verde Valley (you can see why)...

The structure is said to have had few exterior doors, but instead entry was obtained through going up ladders to the roof...
There was one of the rooms that you could go into...


and then climb up to the roof...
Seriously?  I don't need a sign to tell me this...
After Tuzigoot, I went to what had been described as "an abandoned mining town" and a "ghost town".  It's called Jerome.  The drive up to Jerome is very winding and pretty.  I first went to a "mansion" that had been turned into a State Park.  I wasn't thrilled by it.  From the mansion, you got some good views of Jerome.


Let me just point out that while the mines are abandoned, the town is not.  No, it is not what it once was back in the day, but heck neither is my hometown!  We don't call that a ghost town!

On the way back from Jerome, I made what is called Red Rock Loop.  It is a paved/unpaved road that circles around Cathedral Rock...

Also an area purported to have a vortex, but again, I passed on seeking it out.

Once back in Sedona, I went by a place that I had spotted within 10 minutes of being in town on Saturday.  This was the first time it had been open...

Sedona Cake Couture, as seen on Food TV (though I hadn't seen it)...


Pretty cakes...

Yummy cupcakes were purchased...

As well as French Macaroons...

For Dinner, I was a total lazy butt and ordered Dominos to be delivered to my room...

Day 4~

Day 4, Tuesday, was a day that I intended to check out some of the local shopping areas.  I went to uptown and then to Tlaquepaque, which is an arts and crafts as well as boutique area.  I found both areas to be just so/so and I got bored quickly.  I had lunch at a Mexican place that ended up being way too expensive and yuck-o!  After that, it was just a super lazy day.  I had been seriously smacked down with full on allergy attack.  I have no idea what I was allergic to there, but there was something!  I took advantage of my view and read out on the patio...
I ate left over pizza for supper and packed for my side trip which would begin early the next morning.

Stay tuned for Day 5...  It's way more interesting than Day 3 & 4!

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