Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cinco De Mayo

The traveling life's mantra is "flexibility."  And so after checking the weather we decided to extend our stay in Sedona by 3 days.  Turns out there is high winds and snow predicted for Ouray and Monument Valley...guess that will be saved for another trip :)  Sedona isn't a bad place to hunker down in!  I now have 6 blocks quilted and 6 more to go.  I am going to get the feather weight out and do some machine stitching when the weather is rainy.  After all I signed up for another BOM...what can I say with technology at my finger tips I had a weak moment....more about that later....


We had a full day of outdoor playing.  Our first stop was the walk up to Chapel of the Holy Cross which you can read about by clicking the link.  The view from up there is stunning!! 


After we left the chapel we headed to Slide Rock which is located on an old homestead and is still a working apple orchard!  Who would have thought in this desert region that there would be a full grove of apple trees!


There were some hearty souls that were sliding down but the water was freezing!!!  And the only parts of me that got in the water were my feet...to cool off after a hike in the park and the walk down into Oak Creek Canyon.


 After a full day of play we went out to dinner to the Hideaway House on the recommendation of my nephew and his wife.  It is Italian cuisine and although Italian isn't my favorite...I am coming back to Hideaway house!  The food was excellent and more than we could finish so we have dinner cooked for another night! lol


...and who would have thought that an Italian restaurant 
would make such great margaritas!


...and on top of great food and drink the view is spectacular!!!


yep, an extra 3 days in Sedona is going to be OK! 
Tonight we celebrate Cinco De Mayo...hope you get to celebrate :)