Category Archives: USA Travel

Miami’s South Beach

January 4 – 7, 2020 Before boarding our cruise to the Panama Canal, we spent a few days in South Beach, with temps in the low 70s. This was too cold for the locals, who were wearing sweaters and jackets, … Continue reading

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Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

December 18, 2019 This was our last full day in Sedona, and the sun was shining – time for one last hike. Twin Buttes and Broken Arrow Loop are located on the eastern edge of Sedona. The 2.2 mile loop was just … Continue reading

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West Fork Trail, Sedona

December 16, 2019 We thought we would be escaping the cold in Minnesota, but today the temperature didn’t get much above 40°. Of course, that’s still quite a bit warmer than home, where it’s hovering close to zero. The sun … Continue reading

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Airport Loop Trail, Sedona

December 14, 2019 The Airport Loop Trail is a little over 3 miles in length, circling the airport mesa, or Table Top Mountain. It’s considered a moderate trail, with an elevation gain of just over 400 feet. Rarely is the incline steep, which does make it a fairly easy hike. You do need to watch […]

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Chimney Rock, Sedona

December 12, 2019 Most days are at least partly sunny here in Sedona, with temps in the 50’s. It’s the perfect weather for hiking. Mark has been in charge of finding trails, and today’s was just a few miles from … Continue reading

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Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

December 10, 2019 Antelope Canyon, with two slot canyons, upper and lower, sits within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, just a few miles from Page, Arizona. A slot canyon is a long, narrow, deep water channel with sheer rock … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ

December 9, 2019 The drive to Horseshoe Bend took us through Oak Creek Canyon this morning. As always, the 14 mile drive through the canyon is stunning, and today was no exception. It rained most of yesterday, so Oak Creek … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade!

December 7, 2019 The city of Prescott, AZ holds an annual parade on the first Saturday of December, although we didn’t know that when we set out this morning. We drove from Sedona to Prescott via Cottonwood and Jerome so … Continue reading

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Montezuma Well, Rimrock, AZ

December 5, 2019 A few places around here are named for Montezuma, the Tenochtitlán ruler from the 1500s, although there is no evidence that he ever visited this area. We had visited Montezuma’s Castle in 2012, but weren’t aware of … Continue reading

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Red Rock State Park, Sedona

December 3, 2019 Our resort is located just a few miles from Red Rock State Park. The park was established in 1991, several years after the land had been transferred to the state. The land, consisting of 700 acres, had been … Continue reading

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