It was so easy to fall in love with Sedona in all her glory and crowned by the red rock formations. EmBee and I found the hiking to be world class and it seduced us slowly with every curve of the trails. Our favorite hike had to be Brinn’s Mesa which connected to Soldier’s Pass Trail which connected to Cibola Trail. This seven mile loop was the perfect hike taking us through many different types of vistas.
Every single step took us deeper into the secret Red Rock world of completeness. I know this sounds kind of “woo-woo” but Sedona casts a spell on you that leaves you slightly giddy.
Perhaps this is because of the many vortexes, also known as convergence zones, scattered throughout the area. Many new age believers flock to the town for experiences “out of this world.” Sedona capitalizes on these visitors in many ways. There is an eatery called the “Red Planet Diner” which guarantees that their burgers are out of this world. A multitude of crystal and rock shops dot the uptown roads. New age gurus offer enlightenment tours and candlelight meetings atop these various vortexes. One such guru’s website posted a testimonial from one lady that said she was so inspired by the vortex experience that she “ate dirt on the vortex and it changed her life.”
That said, I have to say that I did not eat dirt up on the vortex, but given more time to meditate I might have felt my center shift just a bit more to the inside. Next trip….
A highlight of this trip (so far) has been spending time with a group of women that are all phenomenally talented. My sister, Mary, has a knack for collecting imaginative and creative women that sparkle greater than the Hope diamond. We hiked, we shopped, we dined, we drank, and we did a project. Although I don’t have a finished product, I did end up with a necklace in the making. Moira, a delightful lady visiting from Scotland, walked us through making lovely crocheted/beaded/plaited necklaces.
At the end of our visit we all gathered around Gina for a group photo. If you look real carefully you will see the photographer’s image in the mirror behind the group.
We learned many a new phrase from Moira—my favorite being “moreish”. You use this word when you experience something quite pleasant and wouldn’t mind just a little more. Moreish. Nice, huh?
Sedona is a very moreish town.