Our long road home passed through Sedona, where we and our dogs rested for a day before facing the second day of travel, a grueling 13 hour drive to our final destination.  We’ve been to Sedona a few times before so we know what a fantastic place it is, surrounded by awe-inspiring red-rock canyons  that create a mystical atmosphere all their own.  It’s hot in the summer, but the altitude tempers the dry heat and a cool breeze  blows after sunset.  Sedona is a hip town,  with art, healing vortexes , great food, and lots of outdoorsy, hippie folks.  Wherever you look you’ll see bronze suntans and beautiful legs,  from lots of mountain hiking. We were re-energized the moment we completed the winding descent from Flagstaff to Sedona.  It’s not a drive for the faint of heart, but it’s worth every mile… so beautiful!

How could we not feel re-energized in such a setting?

The last evening in Sedona found me worrying about the drive home.  Will the dogs be OK? Will the drive be too hot?  Will the car break down in the middle of nowhere?  I was contemplating these issues in the backyard with a couple of dogs close by competing for attention, unaware of my state of mind.  Suddenly, the most amazing and long-lasting shooting star crossed the sky in front of me!  It was so brilliant that I lost my breath for a few seconds and couldn’t say a word, but when I finally screamed for Phil the show was over.  I’ve seen many  shooting stars in the past, but none like my Sedona Shooting Star.  I’m not a mystical person, quite the contrary, but the beautiful view of that meteor crossing North to South soothed my mind.  It was a good omen for the remaining journey home.   And home is where we are…

…with the Bewitching Kitchen back in full swing, so stay tuned for recipes!   😉

ONE YEAR AGO:  Caipirinhas

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15 thoughts on “MAJESTIC SEDONA

  1. I crave Sedona. There’s nothing like it! I love your picture – and the shooting star story. It’s so fitting for Sedona! Welcome home! I’m glad the trip went smoothly and I’m looking forward to recipes from your full-size kitchen!!!


  2. Sedona is one of our favorite places in the country! Everywhere you look there’s wonderful views. The vibe is so relaxed and inviting and we never had a bad meal in the week that we enjoyed there. And that drive towards Flagstaff is at times harrowing, but simple beautiful! Glad your trip is over and I’m sure your looking forward to be resettled @home!


    • Once we did that drive after sunset, and it is a bit scary – the idea that you can take a 2 thousand feet dive down the canyon it you “miss” a curve is enough to keep every nerve cell firing quickly 🙂


  3. So glad to know you made it safely home! Long trips can be difficult, and with two dogs, I think I would be freaking out for weeks in advance!

    looking forward to your next post – bread, maybe? 😉


  4. Loved reading about your travels and The Sedona Shooting Star – isn’t it funny how those moments sneak up on us when we least expect them… magic. I hope the dogs are settling and starting to sense home. I have to get myself to Sedona! (beautiful photograph).


    • The dogs are adapting well, Oscar was a bit terrified during the hail storm we had last night, the noise of the hail hitting the skylight in the ceiling was enough to put him on edge.
      and, of course, Chief has always been terrified of thunder, so last night they both paid for some of their sins (like…. chewing my shoes! 🙂


  5. So glad you are home!! Home really is where the heart is.

    I love that drive from Flag to Sedona. We’re going up to Flag for an art show in August. It’s perfect up there in August!

    Welcome home…..


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