Norte

June 5th

I took a break from the heat and escaped to northern Arizona for the day, stirring up trouble in my old college haunts.

good morning, latte at La Bellavia

swedish pancakes

breakfast, after

Such as La Bellavia, where they serve the very best pancakes in the world. (Swedish, with blueberries and applesauce)

typical Flag

Route 66 and tracks

hippie mobile

typical residential street

yellow rose of Flagstaff

june 5 031

missing an apostrophe

poppies blowing in the wind

And downtown, where I could spend my salary in the blink of an eye at Babbit’s.

Sedona

tlaq

palace doors

Dork and a moon flower

Pretty spot in tlaquepaque

Le boots

Only in Sedona

Then there was Sedona, with it’s galleries, gardens and sweet scent. There is the most calming, peaceful perfume that hangs near the cottonwood-lined Oak Creek. I could sit and listen to the water trickle, curled up in the shade, all afternoon. Or, I could go to Oaxaca for margaritas on the patio. And a burrito.

{And yes, apparently by “old college haunts,” I meant a bakery and a Mexican restaurant. I guess some things never change.}

It is incredible what a brief change of scenery does for my perspective.

~K

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13 Responses

  1. Sedona Rocks!

  2. We’re lucky those beautiful places are such a short drive away!

  3. Such beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them.

  4. Looks like a great trip – very different from my college town, but lovely regardless!

  5. So envious of your getaway! As you know, Sedona is a very spiritual and calming place for me too. Love the photos! Hope you have an equally calm and peaceful weekend complete with more pancakes and Mexican food!

  6. Kelli, thanks for the awesome virtual day trip! XO

  7. HOLA ME TOPÉ CON TU BLOG POR CASUALIDAD QUE LINDO QUE APRECIES LA COMIDA MEXICANA PORQUE EN VERDAD ES UN ABANICO DE SABORES Y COLORES, Y POR SUPUESTO SOY MEXICANA… SALUDITOS.. TIENES UN LINDO BLOG !

  8. We always enjoy visiting Flagstaff and Sedona. Both have such delights to explore.

  9. glad you feel renewed my dear. hope you have had a great weekend!

  10. Looks like a refreshingly fun day! You’ve inspired me to take a much needed day trip somewhere nearby!

  11. Incredible photos. And, oh, a VW van. My dream. And the door, wow!

  12. I want to to go up to Flag soon. And, I just love Sedona–my fave place! You got some great shots.

  13. Looks like such a lovwely area. I hope to visit the area sometime soon. Sounded like a wonderful time for your soul.

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