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First Trip to Sedona

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An April 2005 trip to Sedona by bmesser

Arroyo Roble Photo, Sedona, Arizona More Photos
Quote: This was our first trip west, and we loved it. Arroyo Roble is very well located in upper Sedona, within walking distance of the shops. We will definitely return some day, as there was more to do than we could fit into 1 week.

Arroyo Roble

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Arroyo Roble Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Arroyo Roble is very well located in upper Sedona, within walking distance of the shops (if you don’t mind walking up a steep hill). Oak Creek Canyon is just to the north. The Grand Canyon is about 2 hours away. There are beautiful red rocks right outside your door.Best Things About the Resort:The resort does not have planned activities, but it does have an informational session on Sunday for a local tour company to come tell you what there is to do in the area. We got some good information here but did not take any of their tours. I also heard a lot that I had already found out in my own research. There is an indoor/outdoor pool, ping-pong, pool tables...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Arroyo Roble
100 Arroyo Roble Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-7777

The Jerome Palace Haunted Hamburger

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Restaurant | "Haunted Hamburger"

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We got into town about 3:30pm and were starved since we hadn't eaten since breakfast. We were seated rather quickly because we didn't mind if we ate inside. We were seated by the window that looked over the valley, though, so we still had a nice view. The Haunted Hamburger is on the top of the hill in Jerome, an old mining town built on the side of a mountain. The view is fantastic. We were actually on our jeep tour in Sedona when the guide pointed out buildings on a hillside in the distance and said that it was Jerome. It was neat knowing we were recently there looking out and must have seen Sedona from there. The Haunted Hamburger is a rather small, pub-like restaurant. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

The Jerome Palace Haunted Hamburger
410 N Clark Street
Jerome, Arizona 86331
(928) 634-0554

Javelina Cantina

Restaurant | "Javalina Cantina"

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We called around noon on a Friday to make a reservation, and our choices were 5:30pm or after 8pm. We took the one after 8pm. We were promptly seated when we got there, and it was still busy.

We ordered a small plate of nachos for an appetizer, and it was still large enough for us to share. My son ordered the Mexican steak that came sliced. It looked very good. My husband got pork enchiladas, and I had a cheese enchilada and chicken burrito.

Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Because we were there so late, it was dark and we couldn't see the view. During the day, you can get a nice view of the red rocks while you dine. Service was excellent.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Javelina Cantina
671 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86336
+1 928 282 1313; +1

Olive Oils Pizza & Wings

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Restaurant | "Olive Oil's Pizza"

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We had read mixed reviews on Pizza Picasso and their gourmet pizzas. We wanted a regular old pepperoni pizza, so were looking at the advertiser racks in the resort. Olive Oil's had a 10%-off coupon, and we were glad we picked it up. They do deliver to the resorts, but we decided to drive out since we didn't know the sizes. Olive Oils is located in the Safeway Plaza on 89A, so it is easy to find. The restaurant is very small, with limited seating. The walls are uniquely decorated with paintings of Disney cartoon characters. We went to pick up some things at Rite-Aid while we waited for the pizza to cook, and then couldn't wait to get home to eat. The pizzas were some of the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Olive Oils Pizza & Wings
2370 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86326
+1 928 282 0088

Grand Canyon National Park

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Attraction | "Grand Canyon"

Grand Canyon National Park Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona
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I wasn't as awestruck as I had imagined I would be, although it was amazing. I have a little bit of a height issue, and there are a lot of unprotected edges, so beware. I hyperventilated a bit when my husband tried to get my kids on the edge for a picture! We drove up while my mother and her fiancé took the bus trip. My mother has limited mobility so this was great for her. We drove into the Grand Canyon on the south rim and exited via the east rim, stopping at Cameron Trading post. If you take the train in, do the more western side of Grand Canyon first, as no cars are allowed and it is a long ride out and back on the trolley, with limited stops. If you start later, they can't guara...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Grand Canyon National Park
P.o. Box 129
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
(928) 638-7888

Ancient Ruins

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Montezuma's Well Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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There are ancient ruins wherever you go. I have so many pictures, but I'm combining all into one journal entry. We first went to Montezuma's Well. This is a restored ruin around a spring-fed well. It’s very interesting, and you can get close to some of the ruins. Next, we went to Montezuma's Castle. Again, it’s another restored ruin. This is also a national park, so there is an admission you have to pay. We purchased our National Park passes here so that we could use it for the Grand Canyon and other parks. Montezuma's Castle is a ruin high in the side of a cliff. Our third stop was Tuzigoot, another national park. These ruins are on top of a hill overlooking ...Read More