Sunday, February 26, 2012

Goodbye Sedona, Hello Real World

It's been a super productive weekend over here. I'm so glad I gave myself the whole weekend when I got home, that has made the fact that the upcoming week is going to be really busy a whole lot easier. Yesterday Eric and I had a pretty funny adventure at Babies R Us. I dragged him there because I have 2 baby showers coming up, one is for one of his friends so I figured that was allowed. I figured it would be like wedding registries: stroll in, print the registry, find the stuff, buy it. Oh, no, no. The strolling in and printing was okay, but I could not find ONE SINGLE THING on the registry. Seriously, we tried- but we were massively overwhelmed as neither of us has any clue about baby stuff. It's going to be scary when we have kids. Oh well... after 20 minutes, we gave up, left the store with nothing and I'm going to go back to my original plan to buy online. The only reason I went to the store is because it did not like that I was buying off of two different registries online, but I'll have to solve that some other way!

Anyway! I've spent today trying to get reorganized for work. It's parent conferences this week, so I need to be super organized. I did all my prep for conferences this morning, but I still need to plan what I'm going to do with the actual kids during the week.

Since I'm clearly WAY out of vacation mode I better finish recapping the trip... Wednesday and Thursday! We started to lose steam for the crazy touring by these days, so I have less to report but they were both great days too. Wednesday we visited Montezuma's Castle and Jerome. Jerome is a city built into the side of a mountain, just driving to it is crazy but the view from the town is well worth it!


In Jermone, we visited 2 wineries and an old western saloon. We also visited a couple of shops and a picked up a little present for Caroline.


On Thursday, we met up with my cousin Kristen and her husband who happened to be in Sedona at the same time as us! We did probably my favorite Sedona hike called Devil's Bridge. Last year Eric and I did not have a 4 wheel drive vehicle so we had to walk pretty far down the road leading to the hike, this year we had a big car so we were able to do it a lot quicker. The road part itself was definitely an adventure! The hike is only about 2 miles, but you get rewarded with a really cool "bridge" at the end...



Like everywhere in Sedona, the views are amazing...


It's always so hard to leave Sedona, I feel like there are endless things I could do, no time is ever long enough. I am glad we got to spend another week there, and show Eric's family how much we love the place. I now know that I'll definitely be back! I just don't know when yet. Time to start focusing on Summer Trip 2012- Seattle/Vancouver :)

Do you have a home away from home that you love to visit? For me that place is Cape Cod, but Sedona is becoming a close second! Do you have any trips coming up? If you don't enjoy talking about trips as much as I do, what was the best part of your weekend?


  1. Amazing! I am determined to fit Sedona in when we go to Yuma next February! Your pictures are amazing enough I can't even imagine how great the view must be in real life!

    Hmmm I don't really have a home away from home. We haven't found our "sweet spot" vacation spot yet. Maybe it will end up being the Sunshine Coast after we get married there :)

  2. I always love your pictures. They get me thinking that I should start doing more travelling on my own continent.

    My home-away-from-home is Ireland. It's the only place in the world where people not related to me have the same last name and no one makes fun of the way I say 'Ireland'. Also, the trips down memory lane with the cousins over a pint of beer will always make the 9+ flight worth it.

  3. My home away from home will always be Paris. I've lived there during two stints in my life and it's the place I find myself visiting in my dreams. :)

  4. These pictures are so beautiful! I am glad you had a great trip, and I think having a weekend at home at the end of the trip wa sa good idea.

    My home way from home is Paris. It's so far away, though! So, my closer home away from home is my parents' lake place!

  5. Without intending to, I just read this post backwards. haha!
    Devil's bridge looks awesome. How much of a drop was that??