Our first taste of the red rock.
We are staying at the Sedona Elks Lodge. They have seven gravel sites with 30 amp electric and water. The sites are a little off level but are manageable. We have site #7, an end site. Temperatures are suppose to drop into the lower 30's tonight, but the lady in the lodge said not to worry about the water freezing because it is for such a short period of time. Highs for the next couple of days are in the low 50's.
Right across the street.
After we set-up our site, we headed to a nearby Visitor's Center for some maps and information. We then headed downtown to checkout the eclectic shops and restaurants at Tlaquepaque. Not much here for us....pretty ritzy. We did stop for a drink at a local craft brewery, and visited a couple nearby shops.
Sedona is a beautiful place, that's for sure. Red rock cliffs everywhere we look. So amazing, but we can't help feeling like its been spoiled. Way over built. Too bad someone, long ago, didn't have the foresight to make this area a National Park.
We made one stop at The Chapel of the Holy Cross, one of the premier stops and rightfully so. What an amazing Church. Parking is at a premium. Fortunately, they were running golf cart shuttles from the lower parking areas up to the Chapel. It is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the buttes of Sedona. The Chapel has a contemporary look and juts out of two red mounds on a spur of rock that is 200 feet above the ground.
The Chapel is intimate and very simple. Apart from two tapestries on the wall, the only color in the Chapel are the flickering candles.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!