on our 2nd sedona day we walked across the street from our hotel to a bakery that was delicious and filled with locals. what a good sign, right?
after breakfast we wanted to hike. we chose a fairly easy one (soldiers pass) that we'd read had a sinkhole, 7 pools, and arches. on our way there a javelina ran across the road in front of us. it was so fast we didn't get a good look at it, but all of a sudden another jumped onto the road and ran across. this happened over and over and over again. i wish i could have recorded our surprise as each one popped out of the bushes.
so after the javelina crossing, we made it to the trailhead and started the hike. it was longer than we expected (this happens to us all the time since having kids) but we pushed on and made it through the canyon and climbed up to a view.
it was a great view.
soon we were running low on water and snacks so we headed back to town. we got sandwiches at this elusive (as in never open, or open but out of food) place called sedona memories and we took them to grasshopper point.
sedona memories was so good. and made us want to bake more fresh bread.
grasshopper point is always packed because it has a great swimming hole plus cliffs to jump off plus easy parking. we were so surprised that this day, this time it was completely empty. we were the only ones there for an hour or two.
after a active and sunny day, we were all pretty tired. the kids napped in the car while luke dropped me off at all of sedona's thrift stores (it was my birthday weekend after all! and he had npr.). i didn't find much but i did find two great things - the exact moccasins i'd been wanting for years and a pretty needle point canvas for our bedroom wall.
when the babies woke up we got frozen yogurt to go and took it to sunset park, right up the street. this is our favorite park in sedona: it has shade and unique play things and views of red rocks and is close to the yogurt shop.