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Well, today we traveled down through Oak Creek Canyon and over to Sedona, AZ. We stopped a few times and Lisa took a lot of pictures, at those stops and along the way. Lisa had us stop at a place her sister Nola and she had stopped at 6 weeks before, to have breakfast. I didn’t believe her about this place (The Coffee Pot) but it was all true, from the fresh squeezed orange juice to the servers, to the restaurant itself, to the gift shop, the lines of people waiting to get in and the fun, friendly atmosphere, that was shared there. Take a look on the photo site for what a plate of food there looks like. We didn’t take a picture of the sides, but add four pieces of bacon, 2 slices of wheat toast, coffee and orange juice, to the picture and that is for just one person. This place has 101 omelets, fives pages of news paper size meals, line by line for breakfast and if that doesn’t suit you, then there is always their lunch menu.
Next we stopped at the Holy Church in the rocks, my gosh the beautiful red mountains, with all the greenery around this place was amazing. The church itself was small, but beautiful and you could see through the windows out into the valley. I lit a few candles for friends and family and we prayed for a while, then on to the gift shop and photo’s galore, of the church and the surrounding area.
Then off again, to Montezuma Castle, this is an indian ruin in which an whole village lived for hundreds of years (they are called the Singua Indians) and then they up and left it, like the Hopi indians in Walnut Canyon. It was just amazing and we stopped and talked to one of the volunteer rangers there, Ruth Williams who is an 81 year old that has been volunteering for 20 years, since her husband died. They built a new home and within 6 months he passed, she has been volunteering since, you would have not guessed that she was 81 years old. We stopped and talked with another ranger and he said that the professionals can not explain why a half dozen indian tribes of about 400 people each, just up and left their homes and then combined into a few other tribes and started living in different area’s, of AZ. We did ask, if the white man had anything to do with it and they say they don’t know.
We then headed up to the Montezuma well, to see more ruins. The weather was warm about 69 degree’s and sunny all day. We enjoyed ourselves and was able to get home to make dinner and play a few hands of cards, before retiring for the night.