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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A Simple Plan

Sedona, Arizona

After considering and rejecting a number of foreign vacations for 2011, Mrs. Phred and I have finally agreed on a simple plan.

We will catch a flight to Rome in the Fall and then take the train to a port that has a ferry to the isle of Sardinia. Once we arrive on Sardinia we will pick up our red rental Ducati motorcycle and proceed to explore the island from our base camp.

Today we hiked up into a red rock canyon near Sedona, Arizona.

Some of the desert flowers were beginning to bloom.

It was a tough hike. About two miles to a box canyon end point. The trail was uphill in both directions. We didn't take enough water for the arid climate.

Sedona has some lovely red rocks. Some of the 80 or so available hikes go to places called "vortexes" which are hubs of spiritual energy that occur only in a few special places on Earth. Vortexes are created, not by wind or water, but from spiraling spiritual energy. The vortexes of Sedona are named because they are spiritual locations where the energy is right to facilitate prayer, mediation and healing. Vortex sites are locations having energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions. The energy of the vortexes interacts with a person’s inner self. It is not easily explained. We plan to visit several vortex locations.

The vortexes prevent the Earth from spiralling into an evil timeline.  Tomorrow we move from Cottonwood up to Sedona. That will put us closer to the hikes and public tennis courts. We do want to go back to Jerome on Friday night to have dinner and catch some live music.

The Verde County fair starts today. Friday and Saturday they have a rodeo scheduled. Maybe Saturday we can catch the fair and rodeo?

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