Hello fellow adventurers!
Oh my goodness. I LOVE Sedona!
I’ve visited once before in 2007, but only for about three hours…and that, my friends, is not enough time!
Let’s see…I started my day with a fabulous breakfast at Wildflower Bread Company. My tummy deserved some warm food, and oh boy, did I indulge!
After my long road trip, where I ate nothing but blueberries, broccoli and hummus, raw almonds and pink lady apples, this was a welcome sight. Yes, you are are correct, I ate a turkey pastrami, egg and spinach sandwich, a short stack of buttermilk pancakes and a 16 oz whole milk latte. All for myself! It’s vacation after all, right!?
After my carb loading, my first stop was at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It’s a well-known and sought-after landmark in Sedona that is also an amazing piece of architecture. It’s built right on a bluff into the scenery.
I love the ragged beauty that the chapel offers. It’s a highly spiritual place where you can’t help but feel a force bigger than you when you’re there.
The view from inside the chapel
I lit a candle…for you!
As the chapel states on the outside, “peace to all who enter.” It’s so true. If you feel inspired, light a candle and hope for peace in our world.
After, I headed south towards Courthouse Rock (no, I don’t think it has to do anything with an after-school special!).
After a short hike to get closer to this wonder, I was all alone. I found the perfect spot to sit down, relax and reflect.
This feeling is such a luxury now-a-days. Remember when you were a kid and you could just lay in the grass for hours and stare up at the blue sky and white puffy clouds? I was able to do that here. No interruptions, no phone calls, no e-mails, just me, the warm red rocks beneath me and the mind-clearing blue sky. I can’t say enough as to how important this is. And (I’m reminding myself here, too) you don’t need to be in Sedona to do it. Find some time during the day to just “be.” Look up at the sky and be grateful…be SO grateful!
Some of my views:
Then I took off on a hike from Courthouse Rock to Bell Rock. Throughout, I definitely felt the energy of the magical Sedona vortexes. Think of vortexes as areas of highly powerful and positive energy. Many visit Sedona just to experience these energy fields. In my experience, I felt a great sense of calm, clarity and positivity (and, no, I haven’t had any margaritas yet!).
If you’d like to know more about Sedona’s vortexes, click here.
Then, I laid low by doing a little shopping in Sedona’s uptown district and found this gem!
Oh yeah…the day wasn’t over without a little snafu. I went to my hotel’s gym and came back to find that I couldn’t get my door open (even though the happy little green “yes, I will open for you!” button was flashing). For about an hour and a half, I had two people working on getting my door fixed. I’m thinking that someone was trying to tell me to get out of my room and explore more!
Tomorrow, that will be the challenge. Can’t wait!