Sedona – Throwback Thursday to 2001

Have you ever been to Sedona, Arizona? When we lived in Tucson, we would visit it occasionally as it was always a great getaway.  It was usually cooler than Tucson, so it was almost like a break in the heat.  Sedona is considered to be a spiritual mecca and they are known for their healing massages, spas, hypnotherapy and retreats.  Regardless, you can’t beat the beauty.

One of my favorite activities was the horseback riding that I talked James into doing.  It was not his thing but he said he would try it just once.  He really enjoyed the ride… but I’m thinking it’ll be the last time I get him on a horse, hehe.

By the way… this is before the digital age, so the pictures don’t do the Red Rock justice…

32 thoughts on “Sedona – Throwback Thursday to 2001

  1. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Just look at that beard! You know I loved Sedona & would love to spend more time there.

    Lloyd has a story about horses and Bryce Canyon — yeah, he’s not getting back on a horse either. I love horses, but am also a bit afraid. I mean, they’re so far off the ground! I did do horseback riding for gym one quarter in college but that is pretty much the beginning & end of my riding career. 🙂

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    1. Paula from NeverADullBling Post author

      I know you’re teasing James and I’m smiling while I write this, but James’s beard was actually downright sexy, very clean-cut, kind of George Micheal style from back in the ’90s. I never had a thing for beards or facial hair, but his looked really really good! 😀

      That’s really cool that you were able to do that in college. Now that would be one quarter where I’d get an A+ for participation, haha! There’s a riding stable just up the road from me in the next town. I should look into it as I just love it. Things that make you go hmmm…. 😀

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      1. Chocolaterunsjudy

        I had some stables really close to me in TX. Just when I thought I should look into it, we moved!

        And no, I actually think James looked good in the hair. Lloyd has had his mustache since I have known him.

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      2. Paula from NeverADullBling Post author

        So if he ever shaves the mustache, you’re not going to recognize him, lol! 😀 Kidding of course, but it takes getting used to when they shave. My dad would always grow this big beard for the fall hunting season, then go clean shaven for the rest of the year. I never like his beard though. And I don’t know why I’m going on and on about it, hahaha! So glad it’s Friday! 😀

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    1. Paula from NeverADullBling Post author

      Haha, no back story… he’s just a city boy from the London area and he didn’t actually have much exposure to animals growing up (I’m a rural Arizona girl; I learned to ride a bike in the desert beside my home).

      With your adventurous spirit, you will love Sedona when you go there, I guarantee it. Just be sure to go in the winter so if you do any outside stuff you can avoid the snakes. 😀

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      1. Dippy-Dotty Girl

        Eeeeeks. Adi rather maliciously says, ‘rattlesnakes’, every time I suggest hiking in the wilds here. I will do it for sure and remember your warning.

        A city boy from London on the horses in Sedona is a fun image 😀 xx

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  2. Brian Lageose

    Interestingly enough, this is the third mention of Sedona that I’ve stumbled across in the past week or so. Methinks that somebody is trying to cosmically determine my future travel plans. Hmm… 😉

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  3. Janet wilson

    Loved it when we made the trip there when AJ was a very small boy. Yes very spiritual and beautiful especially when we went I remember the Cottonwood Trees with the autumn leaves. Jx

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  4. runningtotravel

    Sedona is gorgeous and I also loved it there. I tell everyone skip the pink Jeep tours. You can take regular rental cars (not even 4×4’s) around the trails there, you just have to use your common sense and watch where you’re going.

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    1. Paula Post author

      I’ve only been back twice since we moved here to Washington, but I have family there and should probably go back more. And actually, I still need Arizona as a state, so we’re going to have to go back one day soon, not to mention our child wants to go visit Tombstone, 😁… but I can’t decide if I want to run Phoenix or Tucson. Do you have a favorite race there?

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  5. mawil1

    It sounds like a great place to visit. Though I’m not a fan of horse riding myself I’d love to visit some of tha spas there it looks like a great place for a retreat!

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