November 30, 2018

Sedona Sun

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
I really wanted my sister to come to Arizona for Thanksgiving, but by the time we checked the flights (in early September) they were either sold out, or extremely overpriced. Instead, we decided to have her come down the weekend before Thanksgiving. Kevin and I thought it would be fun to take her to Sedona. We ended up getting a hotel super last minute, but it was worth it. The hotel had an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, so we were able to enjoy that. The next morning we started by doing the Devils Bridge hike. The weather was absolutely perfect for hiking. This trail is about 5 miles round trip. We had to park pretty far away which made the hike a little bit longer. It was a really nice hike. The spot that you stand for the pictures is actually a little scary. Although it doesn't look bad in the photos you feel like if you accidentally lose your balance you will fall off a cliff. After this hike we made our way back down into Sedona for a little lunch. We tried a fun little bakery cafe called Layla's where we had some really good sandwiches. We ended up walking around the downtown area and visiting some of the quaint shops. We still had quite a bit of light left so we decided to do another hike. The one we decided on was Doe Mountain Trail. This is a 1.2 mile round trip hike, but is mostly just switchbacks up to the plateau. This hike lead to a really amazing view of Sedona.

I would definitely recommend both hikes if you are in town for a day trip. There are plenty of other great hikes, but we will have to save those for another trip and another tourist. ;)

As I sit here to write this I can't help but think of the song "Sisters" from White Christmas. It was such a joy to have my sister with me for the weekend. We decided to make some cupcakes the next day and had a really difficult time with the frosting bag. This endeavor led us both to laughing so hard we fell onto the kitchen floor. These are the moments I live for.
© brookelmer