10.25.2013

Sedated In Sedona. Or At Least I Should Have Been...


One day as Shawn and I were exhausting ourselves by laying around the pool on our vacation, my parents called. One thing you may not know about my parents is that they struggle with this sickness called "don't know how to relax". I've been working on healing them for years but I have yet to become successful. They do more things than any other person I know and on most weekends put our social life to shame. All of this to say, it came as no surprise when they called and my dad said "there is more to life than laying around a pool Erin...go and do something while you are in Arizona!" Naturally I rolled my eyes because lets be real, there really isn't anything more to life than laying around a pool, but to humor him I said we would go to Sedona for the day. Except after I said it I felt like we should go because now that my dad has instagram, he stays current on what I am actually doing (like potentially not traveling to Sedona). So off we went.


Now, two things you should know before we actually arrive in Sedona. One-I hate heights. Two-I get panic attacks easily. Combine these two factors and our drive to Sedona (two hours of going uphill, more than 2,000 feet in elevation) was a little full of "I HATE THIS DRIVE. I NEED WINE. MOUNTAINS CAN SUCK IT" moments. Thankfully there was wine and rest stops. Once we finally arrived to the beautiful city of Sedona, I began breathing again and celebrated by taking pictures with every monumental/really historical thing I could find.




All must see attractions if I don't say so myself.

After deciding that neither one of us needed our palms read out of deep fear that they would say we were going to have children in the next twenty years, we opted to eat and drink. This always wins over possibly being told we are going to have kids. It only took us walking to 27 different restaurants to decide where we should eat (in our defense we weren't doing much else so reading menus seemed quite entertaining at the time) and landed at The Hideaway.
If I appear orange and have my eyes closed in the picture above it's most likely because I always appear orange and my eyes are most likely shut. 

And that concluded our day trip to Sedona. All in all it was a great day overall minus my two hour freak out session. From now on, I'm sticking to laying out around pools. 
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16 comments:

  1. I went to Sedona a few years ago and it was soo beautiful and a fun area!

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  2. I like Sedona! Went there a couple of years ago, and I HATED the trip, it's like in the middle of nowhere! But when we got there it was beautiful!!
    Zia from Bits of Days

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  3. It looks gorgeous! I'm a big fan of mountain drives—as long as I'm the driver. Otherwise, motion sickness abounds.

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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  4. My in-laws are just like your parents, always going. They make hubs and I feel so lame when we are chillaxin in the house on any given weeknight while they are out at dance class. I think you get a second wind sometime later in life.

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  5. Sedona is hands down, one of my favorite places here in Arizona. I love living in Phoenix where six months out of the year is perfect and then when it's hellishly hot in the summer, I can head North to Flag, Sedona, Jerome, etc. Perfection.

    www.jaimelovesstuff.com

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  6. Sedona sounds awfully nice on a day like today!!!

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  7. Sorry to tell ya, but Shawn totally stole the show/blog post in these photos, lololololol!!! He's really embracing this whole Blogger Husband thing ;)

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  8. My husband and I just got back from AZ where we went on our honeymoon. =) What an awesome place to go on a honeymoon!!! The weather was gorgeous!!! We traveled 2 hours to Sedona and went on a pink jeep tour for 3 hours which was an absolute blast and some great views. Neither my husband or I like heights, but this wasn't too bad. Other than the tour, Sedona was pretty touristy. I'm glad we didn't stay more than a day. Great pictures of you two!!! =)

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  9. Ha! I've been to Sedona. You summed it up perfectly. The red rock is gorg, but otherwise, snoozeville :)

    http://brasshoney.blogspot.com

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  10. I hate heights too, and driving through the mountains around here scares the SHIT out of me! Sedona looks worth it, though ;)

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  11. Day trips to beautiful places are the best! Although I understand about the panic attacks, I get them very easily too. Lovely pictures!!!

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  12. I am super jealous. I'm fro Alabama and while we have mountains, they certainly don't look like that! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks!

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  13. Yogurt, cheese sticks, beer and Doritos. Love it!

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  14. Sedona looks so gorgeous -- my husband and i are planning a trip in February (we're going to escape the Minnesota winter) and are planning to visit Sedona on the way to the Grand Canyon. Would love any tips you might have :)

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)