The day started with good news. We got a message that our luggage would arrive around 9:30 am.
The old geezer who delivered our suitcases was pretty fascinating. He’s been skating with “Disney On Ice” for the past 40 years and had travelled everywhere. He gave us some advice on what to do for the day, and we decided to take him up.
Our first stop was at Montezuma Castle, where I needed to pick up our national park pass. The whole area was outstanding and worth spending time.
Established December 8, 1906, Montezuma Castle is the third National Monument dedicated to preserving Native American culture. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.
Next on our list, thanks to the advice from out “old geezer,” was heading over to Jerome and the ghost town. It was once a minute course, but now it’s become a tourist trap. That said, it was pretty interesting and worth the $10 entry fee.
There was a short hop, skip and jump to her next national park – Tuzigoot National Monument.
The Verde Valley is watered by snowmelt, summer monsoons, and springs that well up from the ancient sed
imentary rocks. In the heart of the valley, a thousand years ago, people began to build a little hilltop pueblo that would grow into one of the largest villages in the area.
Coffee Break in Sedona
There we made our way up to 89 and Sedona. We stopped for a coffee and admired the beautiful scenery along with all the other tourists. This area is picturesque, and it has become a favourite new-age tourist spot. Unfortunately, one ends up paying extra for the privilege of staying and eating in the area,
I know I was getting on, and we needed to make our way up to Flagstaff; where were you staying for the night.
Missed the beginning of our trip? Start Here.