Sweet Sedona


My girlfriend Rachel from Nor Cal came in town to run a 100 mile race – the Javelina Jundred (get it?).  Running is not anything at all what we have in common and we don’t spend our time together running – because then she would find me as the worst running partner ever and would probably never call me again!  Since she already knows that about me, we do what we always do together – go on trips (like my Hawaii 3-0), road trips included, shop, and do overnight hotel and spa days.

We drove up to Sedona since it was her first time and Benjamin offered his Hilton points for us to use so we could stay the night at the Hilton Sedona and make a full day out of it!


First stop, Rach wanted to see where Mr. Wonderful and I got married, L’auberge de Sedona, right by the creek.


We decided to stay and enjoy the setting and enjoy a late lunch.  I went with the flatbread of the day, a caramelized onion, artichoke and chicken flatbread.  Rach went with a beef sandwich.


We had a guest – for the record we did not give him any food – he probably sniffed an acorn.

The vanilla creme brûlée was amazing, the best I’ve ever had!

Do you see the leaves climbing up the tree trunk?  They were changing from green to orange, to red.

We walked around the heart of Sedona, 89A where all the shops were, and took in a few more views of the sunset on the red rocks.  If you’re wondering about what makes the rocks red, it’s the iron content.


Then it was off to our Hilton hotel for the night where we watched movies, and ordered room service, of course.

What a perfect day trip!  Have you ever been to Sedona?

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.



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