vrijdag 4 juli 2014
Sedona - Off road
Ons speeltje heette Kekoa en was nog maar een week oud, net 38 miles op de meter! Ze reed overgens heerlijk en we hebben een heerlijke ochtend gehad. Omdat we vier jaar geleden al de meest populaire trails hebben gereden, wilde we dit keer graag twee andere trails rijden. We kozen voor "Cliffhanger" en "Dry Creek Trail", samen goed voor 4,5 uur rijplezier door deze schitterende omgeving waar ik mijn hart zo aan verloren heb.... Fotoshoot;
The alarmclock went off early this morning, because we could pick up our toy for the morning around 8 am at Barlow Jeep Rentals. We were there before the doors were opened, so we succeeded!
Our toy was called Kekoa and was just a week old with just 38 mile on her meter! She drove very nice and we had a wonderful morning. Because we drove the two most popular trails four years ago, we wanted to drive two other trails this time. We chose "Cliffhanger" and "Dry Creek Trail", together good for a great 4,5 hours of driving joy through this gorgeous piece of nature I fell in love with.... Photoshoot;
Oh, over fotoshoot gesproken; hoe vond je onze Western foto van gister?! Grappig he?! Al zo lang we in de US komen hebben we het er over om eens zo'n foto te laten maken, maar door vanalles kwam het er maar nooit van. Nu hadden we zo'n studio gevonden en hebben we het gewoon gedaan. Héél leuk om te doen, lekker verkleedspelletje eigenlijk en we hebben een hoop lol gehad. Heel aardige mevrouw ook en ze deed echt haar best een mooie foto te maken. We vonden het zelf in elk geval erg leuk!
Oh, talking about a photoshoot; how did you like our Western picture I showed you yesterday?! Funny isn't it?! As long as we've been traveling through the US we talked about having our picture taken like this, but all kind of things always stood in the way. Now we found a studio here in Sedona and we just Did it! It was soo funny to do, playing dress up and we had a lot of fun. It was a very nice lady and she really made an effort of trying to make the perfect picure for and of us. We had a great time doing it!
After the offroading we went back to the motel to have a little rest. We had a very large lunch and just sat and talked and read. After an hour or one and a half we climbed back in to our car and we drove to Cottonwood, a small town about 18 miles up the road. We went into a large Antique store there, but just after we went in the heavenly gates opened and it started to pour! Not normal and it lasted quite long too... We drove a little through town, but it's not a real spectacular place. On a relaxed setting back to Sedona again, but that shower followed us home and by the time we arrived in Sedona and our motel, it started to rain here too.
We hebben het weekend nog, maar aangezien de dagen hier zo verschrikkelijk snel gaan, is het al bijna weer zo ver dat we naar huis moeten. Aan één kant zou ik nog weken kunnen blijven, maar aan de andere kant zie ik er ook wel weer naar uit om naar huis te gaan en mijn kattenkinderen te knuffelen, onder mijn eigen douche te staan en in mijn eigen bed te slapen. Vakantie is mooi, maar thuis komen is toch ook heel fijn....
I've been re-packing our suitcases and if everything goes well I shouldn't have to touch one of them anymore before we go home monday. The clean clothes all together and the last clean underwear in one little corner.
We still have this weekend left of course, but seeing as the days go by so terribly fast here, it's almost time to go back home again. On one side I could stay here for weeks on end, but on the other hand I'm really looking forward on going home too, cuddle with my furry babies, getting in my own shower and sleep in my own bed again. Holidays are beautiful for sure, but coming home is very nice too....
Kom morgen maar langs om dat te ontdekken?!
But first we'll have a long weekend. Tomorrow is the 4th of July (explaning a bit in Dutch what it is).
We hoped to have all kinds of festivities here in Sedona, but sadly enough there's not much going on. Fireworks are banned because of the big forest fires two months ago and parades are never done here, according to a local because of the high temperatures now. There will be a parade in Flagstaff, but we will only go there when the weather stays nice enough. In the evening we will probably go to Cottonwood, where there will be fireworks. We'll just see how our day will go....
Come by tomorrow to discover how it went?!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July Celebration y'all!!!