Friday, October 17, 2014

An Afternoon Visit to Sedona, AZ

I want to stay current with my blog so this will be a double post day. I took this picture from a grocery store parking lot in Cottonwood. Love the beautiful Arizona Sunsets.

Yesterday we took an afternoon drive to Sedona. I'm still not feeling well (antibiotics and I don't get along very well :( but it felt good to get out of the "house" and in a warm car)  The scenery was beautiful!

We had lunch in a fun little shopping center in Sedona. This was the view out our table window upstairs at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill.  Food and service was great, but the portions of food was huge!!

After lunch we walked through this wonderful little shopping area. I couldn't began to say the name.It felt like being in Old Mexico. All types of shops and galleries.

There were lots of bronze statues. This was one of my favorites. I already have my handsome prince, but this little guy was just to cute to resist

Every time you turned a corner another corridor of little shops appeared.

I was getting pretty tired and wanting to head back to the car, but when I saw this shop, I had some renewed energy and had a fun time in this Christmas Shop. We got our 2014 Christmas Ornament here. 

This old guy made us laugh too.

It was time to return to our home on wheels but what a fun afternoon it was.

Something to Ponder.  We've been RVing about 5 years now. Joe turned around to me a few days ago and said "honey, what we do with out our awning hook? Our overhead bead is used for storage. and that hook comes in so handy! I realize the newer motor home awnings are electric and you  don't need to use an awning hook to put it down and up. But are there others beside us that use their awning hooks to retrieve things over head they can't reach? :)

October Travels, Part 2 A Visit to Yosemite

We stayed at Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes  RV Resort in Groveland, CA for a few days while enjoying Yosemite. It is five miles from the entrance in to the park.  Fire damage from the latest wild fires there were very obvious.  I took these two pictures just a mile from where we were camping.
I have seen many beautiful pictures of Yosemite National Park.  But the one thing missing on our trip to Yosemite, was water falls. Everything was so dry.
Even so, there was so much beauty there while Joe was having fun taking pictures of this little deer
I was enjoying taking pictures of this beautiful tree and apparently a few other photographers were doing the same....

After we made the decision to go to Las Vegas, our next stop, via Tioga Pass to Highway 395, we decided to take a day trip to the summit to see how the road was going to be.
We found a beautiful place to pull of the road, 

Took out our chairs and little table that we keep in the car and had ourselves a nice little picnic with beautiful scenery all around us.

After lunch, we journeyed on to the summit, turned around and came back and prepared for our trip over that same route the next morning. Only this time it would be with the motorhome, towing the car.
We both agreed, we should have kept on driving clear to 395 in the car the day before to see what the rest of the road was like...........The next few pictures show what we encountered along the way.

Fortunately we didn't meet any oncoming traffic there 

But it was up and down what seemed like for ever until we got off that road! We both agreed never again. At least with the motor home.

Tomorrow,  Las Vegas, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam