It was then that I decided to…. catch a taxi and go back to my hotel room. I left my friend dancing, although she did offer to drive me back to the hotel.
Apart from feeling uncomfortable in the nightclub with mostly single people, I think I might have danced had the music been disco, like “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind and Fire, or “Brick House” by the Commodores or my latest favorite song by Black Eyed Peas, “Boom, boom, Pow.” I love songs with a definite rhythm. Alternative rock is not my choice of dancing music. What do you like to dance to?
The following morning after our Starbucks coffee, we drove to Uptown Sedona–that’s what downtown is called– and saw these horses.
I felt like we were back in time and Sedona, although beautiful, is a little too small for me. I’ve often said that I could live in Belize for up to 3 months, but then I would crave a movie theater, libraries, bookstores, coffee shops, and some new faces. I think the same applies to Sedona, as far as I’m concerned. What about you? Do you need a mix of the two, or are you definitely a city person or a rural person?
The weather improved, and we decided to take a tram ride to see the red rocks and other parts of town.
Due to spring, and fresh rain, we could smell the fragrant pines and drove by some interesting plants such as the giant asparagus stem with red broccoli florets.
The majestic red rocks with their striations have names such as “the coffeepot” and
“the chimney” defined by their shapes. I have to admit the view from this person’s house below, is quite inspiring, especially if you’re a writer or an artist.
I have a few more stories to share in my next post. One is about a place I never thought I’d step into, but did.
Sedona looks very interesting. I don’t like big cities, so small places like Belize or Sedona would suit me much more.
Dancing – I love Latin American music and Earth, Wind and Fire. I definitely dislike alternative rock… I’m just not hip enough! 😉
This post is really interesting for me: I’ve never been in that kind of area!
Best music to dance…tooo many! Soul, funk…even some Arabic music is great to dance!
I’m mixed city/rural – miss the city when in a country, miss the country when in a city…
Here in Cairo I’m happy where we live, about 20km out of the polluted, chaotic city center…we have a nice garden with big private swimming pool…
In Finland we live in the center of Helsinki but we have a nice backyard with BBQ and an area to sit and chat…
Cairo Typ0 says
What a beautiful place to spend some time. 🙂 Can’t wait for the next installment! 🙂
Beckie Saar Leone says
Thanks for the song. I was chair dancing by the end!
The asparagus fern is amazing. Here in Florida we have something called a ‘century plant’. When it blooms, supposedly once every 100 years, it shoots up and looks amazingly like that. Or, maybe not, now that I think of it, I only saw one in 1966!
Anyway, you make a short trip really entertaining. Maybe you should start little mini-conventions for your followers. Just think of the trouble we could get into then? And the stories you could tell……
Beautiful pictures! I don’t think I’ve ever seen many pictures of that area…
I prefer a mixture of rural and urban areas. I would go stir-crazy if I lived in a small town.
It sounds like you’re having a wonderful time. Aren’t girl trips fun? I have to say, I’m not much of a solo, public dancer but, as a reflection of my age I guess, it’s classic rock for me!
I’ve been living in a small, rural town for 31 years now, it seems to suit me. Thanks to job uncertainties, I may be leaving but I suspect I’ll be hunting more of the same!
I was fortunate enough to visit Sedona a little over a year ago and really wasn’t prepared for its natural beauty…people always say how awe inspiring it is, but you really can’t understand until you stop and the side of the road and let your jaw just hang open with wonder! Though I think I could live somewhere rural like that, I think my kids would drive me crazy! So for now it’s more urban for me…if you can call San Diego urban…we’re rather relaxed here too!
I grew up in a city of several million; I’ve lived in small towns of several hundred. Now, we live on the edge of a city of a quarter million, in an older neighbourhood.
Our circumstances aren’t going to change very much. People can’t build to the east, because that’s the river. Can’t build to the south — it’s a dedicated green space (used to be a TB Sanatorium) with a public golf course south of that. And the land to the west and north is full of cozy bungalows — good size for those of us who aren’t quite so young, or the “young’uns” who are buying their first home.
I like this just fine. And if I need/want services, our city has just about everything.
Great habitat for a Bear!
Kit Courteney says
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.
I feel as if I’ve had a special little tour!
I wish I knew how to dance to Latin Music. Do you?
I’ve heard some Arabic music that sounds like I could dance to it too. Funny how we miss what we don’t always have.
Would have loved to have seen you chair dancing. Mini-conventions? That sounds like a great idea. Where to my friend?
I don’t mind dancing as long as the music hits me inside. Good luck with your job search. Let me know where you move to.
I agree, young kids might get bored in Sedona. A lot of retirees, it seems.
Sounds like you’ve got the best of everything, including your hibernation cave. Why would you want to move? You mentioned that before.
Glad you enjoyed the special little tour.
Little Me says
Best music to dance to? I am the world’s worst dancer, much to my annoyance. Since I broke my back, even though I can walk OK it is unlikely I will be able to run or dance. So I have been given a life long excuse not to dance. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Grew up in the country, then moved to Paris and embraced city life. A couple of years ago I moved back to the countryside, and can’t imagine living in a city again.
Lovely pics on this post. I love reading your blog.
Yes, I agree with you. But many of the things around us influence that feeling..and being so young makes you feel like you have to be like that, you know what I mean? I hope they can find a solution and get some help 🙂
A Fitness Minute with Pat Anderson says
While we were in Sedona, we had a reading with a local physic. She was amazing! Her name is Claudia Coronado and she was recommended by the concierge at the Enchantment Resort. Sedona is a very spiritual place and you can’t help but feel that when you are there.
The Blonde Duck says
I need a mix! That’s why I like the suburbs.
Suzanne Casamento says
Funny you ask about needing the mix of city and small town. My friend and I were just in Honolulu and we started devising an escape plan from LA. She said she wanted to be part time on the island and part time in LA. She was afraid of Island fever.
I’m not afraid of Island fever at all. Bring it on!
Jennifer Fink says
Count me in for a mix of the urban and rural. I live in a sm. town, but within an hr. of our state's 2 largest towns, so I have access to culture, museums, food, etc. And I love, love, LOVE it when I get to visit places like NYC. But whenever I try to live in a city, I end up missing the grass and green spaces. Guess I'm a product of my upbringing!
I’d love to see photos of where you live in France.
We drove by the Enchantment Resort. That did seem lovely and very spiritual.
Have you lived on an island? I have to say I felt just like you said in Belize, but after six months with only a boat, which I was scared to drive alone, I did feel island fever.
Thanks for your comment. Always nice to have a new visitor. Yes, I could not live in a big city like Paris or NYC. Too much noise.