Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 7: Sedona. Cathedral Rock, Oak Creek Canyon, Yarn, Bowie Knife & a Space Ship

We started our seventh day with a wonderful breakfast in Oak Creek Canyon at Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market. It was filled with friendly locals instead of tourists...it's not in the main part of town. Then we purchased our $5 local pass for parking at any of the trailheads at the Visitor's Center and headed to Cathedral Rock. The views were stupendous! It was only marred by the Pink Jeep Tours, which drive tourists up onto the rocks and deliberately say and do things to make them scream and squeal. There were bicyclists too. We helped one lost cyclist find his way to the double black diamond challenging trail above.

After we came down from the hike, we headed to Oak Creek Brewery for a wonderful lunch and craft beer. We had an outside table and it was wonderful!

Then we headed to a yarn store where I bought locally dyed yarn and the yarn dyer's own designed vest pattern for the yarn. Great souvenir.

Had to visit the "energy vortex" at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, where years ago Mitch was ordered by staff to NOT play a Native American style flute outside on the grounds.

Mitch tried to show me the sunset from the Sedona airport, but it was PACKED with sunset watchers and we immediately drove away. We were directed by a woman in a cowboy hat and skirt who was wearing a pistol and a Bowie knife on her back.

Heading out of town, we stopped at Bell Rock (last photo on this post). Supposedly, there is a space ship under the Bell Rock (on the right) and one day, the ship will turn on, split the rock in two, and shoot off into space. It's also a Sedona energy vortex.

It was a wonderful day!















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