Cocoa Topic of the Week

What is your most memorable vacation? Where did you go? What made it memorable?

I would have to say my most memorable vacation would be our honeymoon.  We went to Arizona.  We flew in and out of Phoenix, but in between visited Sedona twice, and the Grand Canyon for a few days too.  We loved Sedona so much we seriously discussed moving there.  We went to the NASCAR race in Phoenix, and that was my first race. 

What made it memorable was the scenery.  Very much a four-seasons, East Coast couple, I was shocked at how much both the Knight and I loved the desert.  The red rocks were breath-taking, and we actually preferred Sedona’s brand of natural beauty over the more famous Grand Canyon.  I would be remiss if I didn’t toss out the Knight’s opinion on the matter.  “Have you seen National Lampoon’s Vacation?  Yes?  That’s about all of the Grand Canyon you need to see.”  I think had we been able to do the mule ride or a helicopter flight (I was due for back surgery but we traveled anyway!), we might have been more impressed with the Grand Canyon.

Oh, and the food!  I know Phoenix pretty well, and there’s some of the finest dining in the world there.  One of our favorites though is Pinnacle Peak.  The Knight adored the “no neckties” rule, and the steaks were as good as any.  There’s also a little hole in the wall that serves the best, authentic Mexican going, and while I could take you there, I don’t know the name.  However, in Sedona, we ate at the Red Planet three times and loved it.  Their spiked apple cider was incredible.  We also had breakfast at Enchantment, where the views are truly breath-taking and the food is worthy of the scenery.  In fact, I don’t think we had a bad meal in either “town.” 

Sigh.  We are we leaving for the next one?! 

4 comments on “Cocoa Topic of the Week

  1. Nancy says:

    I agree with you about AZ. I can’t wait to go back. Soon, I hope. Although I will go to Tucson, perhaps I can aim for Sedona for a day/overnight trip. Did you go to Oak Creek Canyon while you were in Sedona? That was pretty!

  2. Amanda says:

    I have not been to Arizona yet, but it is definitely on the list. Sounds like a great time!

  3. Rachel says:

    Seems to be the general opinion on Arizona, and especially Phoenix! Everybody that goes falls in love (I haven’t been except in passing at the airport!).

  4. Aviva says:

    I’ve been in California, Arizona and Nevada in 1994 after my stay abroad in S.C. We stayed in Phoenix for a couple of days and used the time to discover the surrounding like Tortilla Flat and the big dam. We came from LA and Palm Springs and continued to see Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, SF and many more places. I loved the nature. And I adored the colors and the light of course. It was a very inspiring trip like many others I did. And I hope my next trip starting in March will be at least as inspiring again.

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