A September 2003 trip
to Sedona by Beauchemin
Quote: The sun rises over the beautiful red rocks in Sedona, causing an array of colors that only can be believed by seeing.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 23, 2003
Sedona Springs Resort
55 Northview Rd.
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Restaurant | "Coffee Pot Restaurant"
We asked the locals where they would recommend and 5 out of 6 people said "You have to go to the Coffee Pot Restaurant". So, off we go.
We walked in and were greeted with a smile by the host. He took our name since there was a short wait. This is no problem, however, since the restaurant has a lovely gift shop attached to it. So we all browsed around the shop for about 10 minutes and then were taken to our seat. We were lucky enough to sit outside on the patio. Round tables with umbrellas adorned the area. Beautiful flowers all around us.
OK, now for the reason we came, let's take a look at this menu. 100 different omelets! How does one choose???? Or would you rather have waffles? Pancakes? Eggs? Fruit salad? This is too good to believe! Fresh squeezed orange juice and aromatic, fresh brewed coffee were brought to our table. Now we were ready to place our order.
The waitress was excellent. Helped us with our orders and made plenty of recommendations. She made sure our coffee cups were never empty and checked on us often.
Knowing we were tourists, she offered to take our picture. She smiled all the time and made our first visit so pleasant that we returned every morning for breakfast. On the last day, we all got around and had a picture take with her. She thanked us and said "It's been a pleasure waiting on you this week...I do hope you return someday."
We, too, hope to return not only to the restaurant, but to Sedona someday soon.
This restaurant is a MUST!
2050 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Art Mart of Sedona
2081 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 85336
+1 928 203 4576
We purchased our tickets and were lucky enough to leave within 20 minutes of our purchase. We had plenty of water to drink and all had our hats on to keep the blazing sun from hitting our heads.
Off we go...down a road, OK, this isn't too bad...now we come to a dirt road and can see one of the red rocks in a distance. We can't be turning here, can we? Sure enough, off the main road we go and onto the dirt road. The driver began telling us about the different plants, flowers, snakes, and wild animals that live in this area...am I really up for this? So far, it's not too bad. The road is a little bumpy, but we can handle it. Then we begin to climb, and climb, and climb. When we arrive at the top of the "rock," we experience the most magnificent 360-degree view that we have ever seen. Unless you have been there, it is hard to describe.
Thinking that our thrill is over, our jeep guide then takes us to a "black hole" and stops the jeep. She takes pictures of all of us and then takes us closer to the edge of a very long drop and takes more photos of us. Back into the jeep again and we go up another incline, this time we go around in circles and the decline is about 180 degrees in the jeep.
After this thrilling experience, we begin our journey down the red rock to the bottom and back to the Pink Jeep starting point.
If you take the time to go to Sedona, a Pink Jeep Tour should be on the top of your list!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 24, 2004
Pink Jeep Tours
204 North State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Attraction | "Grand Canyon"
The drive to the Grand Canyon from Sedona was several hours; however, it was well worth the trip. We took the scenic route and were happy we did. The scenery was breathtaking, with wide-open areas and every color you could possibly imagine on the horizon.
When we reached the Grand Canyon National Park, we entered and followed the map given to us by the guard at the entrance. The twists and turns in the road lead to a hill. Up we went and then we saw a view that was indescribable. None of us were ready for this. One sees photos of the canyon in magazines or on TV, but nothing can prepare you for the view you will see. We parked the car and walked into the areas of the Canyon that were open to visitors. The palate of colors is indescribable -- all earth tones. The massive canyon was beyond our comprehension. Even though we were there on the edge of the canyon, we couldn't believe what we were seeing. The beauty of the canyon and its size were breathtaking. People from all over the world were standing on the edges having their pictures taken. We walked to several different areas and took pictures, none of which truly show the beauty of the fantastic work of nature. As the sun hit the rocks, they all changed colors as the day turned into dusk. The sky turned what seemed to be hundreds of colors of red, orange, blue, white. . . all making patterns in the sky to make one truly believe that there is a higher power somewhere. People went down out onto some of the rocks, which seemed to span hundreds of feet into the canyon, and just sit there, taking in the beauty of this totally sacred place. If you get a chance to go to Arizona, seeing the Grand Canyon is a must!
Just a little piece of info for all you readers: restrooms are available, as is a souvenir shop and restaurant. Remember that you are at a very high elevation and walking from the canyon and to the restaurant area can be very exhausting for the elderly or those with asthma. Also, be sure to take plenty of water, as it is VERY WARM and you should drink even if you don't feel thirsty. Also a hat is a MUST!! ENJOY!!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2004
Grand Canyon National Park
P.o. Box 129
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
Restaurant | "Poco Diablo Resort"
The menu is quite varied and one is sure to find something to satisfy. One can choose not only from southwestern food, but also from steaks, sandwiches, burgers, fish, etc. All of our meals were delicious and portions were plentiful. The bartender made excellent drinks, which were not so strong that you couldn't enjoy them.
While we were there, one table near us has about eight people celebrating some sort of occasion, so it was a bit noisy, but that was not a problem. We were asked is we wanted to change our table, but the sound of the celebration did not bother us and we rather enjoyed speaking with the locals at that table. Everyone was very friendly and gave us good advice as to where to visit and attractions not to miss during our stay in Sedona.
After our meal, we took a walk around the grounds of the resort and also browsed in some of the gift shops that were on the grounds. All in all, I would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening meal!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2004
T. Carl's Restaurant at Poco Diablo Resort
1752 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Each day is better than the last. Blue skies in the day and an indescribable sunset, followed by billions of stars in the crystal sky.
Restaurants unsurpassed by any we have ever been to. Living in Rhode Island, with many gourmet five-star restaurants and only a short drive from Boston with more fantastic restaurants, we were pleasantly surprised by the cuisine in Sedona. Not only for a delicious, romantic, meal at L'Auberge, but also to a quick meal at the quick diner in town.
A day trip to the Grand Canyon proved to be one of the most beautiful experiences we have ever experienced. As we rounded the area to the Canyon, its massive expanse and beauty took our breath away. Only by experiencing this area can someone appreciate it.
Another day spent in Prescot proved to be very interesting--a real western town which should not be missed.
Our day trip to Jerome was another spectacular day. A former ghost town, now with streets lined with small shops and friendly people.
The Pink Jeep tour up Broken Arrow in Sedona proved to be all that it was promised. Exciting, beautiful, and a truly memorable time.
One day of R & R at the resort (Sedona Springs) to relax and unwind and then in the evening we all packed for our trip home.
We were all truly sad to see our week end, however we do know that we will all return again in the near future!!
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