What? You think you already know what I am about to tell you? NO way. However, this is your lucky day… you have stumbled upon someone in the know.
Yeah, sure, Sedona is very pretty blah blah blah. But that’s not why you should see it. Here’s what you REALLY need to know.
(You’re welcome in advance.)
1. You CANNOT wear white here.
Take note. I am NOT the most careful person when it comes to… well, anything to be honest. So here’s what happened when I wore white one day and drove to Jerome. No, it’s not Sedona but I’ll call it Sedona’s suburbs.
It’s not like I was horseback riding. I wasn’t rolling around in the dirt. When I put them on, they were white. By the time I was at dinner, they were white and brown camouflage. I was just… being a tourist, sightseeing then having dinner. Sedona and its surrounding areas are HELLACIOUSLY dusty. Need proof? Look:
Stop laughing. It’s real. But, are you kidding me?? Ok, the one on the left is ketchup. (NOT a careful person)
2. See a real cattle round-up! Complete with cowboys! And horses! AT 6AM!
One morning I was awakened by frantic moo-ing so I looked outside. It was a real cattle round up passing right beside my camp! You won’t see this ‘in’ Sedona. (Or in a campground, I doubt.) This was not your tourist vacation roundup either. Real cowboys. Real cows. Real horses. Real mission.
I filmed it for you :
How cool was THAT??!!!
3. Entertainment comes from beetles.
(Fast fact- as seen in my featured image at the top, the beetles here have little beetle orgies!) Anyway, the video is fun to watch if you like dogs. And maybe beetles…
4. People even look like Kokopelli!
(Hike this place, Devils Arch, if you go.)
5. Ghosts reside nearby on a steep hillside.
The town of Jerome is not too far from Sedona and it’s an old mining town built RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF A HILL. (Smart) Some of the buildings are literally sliding off their original spots, such as the little old jail. Not sure how they managed to do this but here it is. Unique in its own right, complete with stories of ghosts and ghost tours. Ghosts? Not my thing, but ok. Here is the sliding jail which has already moved 200 feet from its original spot!!
And three more terrible photos trying to depict Jerome:
Sorry ’bout that…
6. Bears live in the bushes. Be careful.
This dude was holed up in a bush at a fellow nomads campsite. She thought he was creepy. So I took him off of her hands. Now, he’s my campsite mascot. Meet ‘Beary’. (Whatever)
7. Drug dealing roadrunners loiter in nearby parking lots. It’s a growing issue. These birds are fearless and dangerous. (The cops are on it.)
8. -Yes, I can count. Stop complaining, This is a bonus:
The Sedona McDonald’s arches… are TEAL!!!
Yep, your second fun fact in this story- they are the ONLY differently colored McDonald’s arches in the world. I didn’t know that. Now you know. Use it or lose it.
They had to conform to the city’s building codes. Powerful city!
Must be the magical Sedona vortex rocks.
‘That’s all folks’… MEEP MEEP!