Issue 309 – Time Out for Arizona, Part 1

Issue 309   The Paregien Journal  November 02, 2015   Stan Paregien Sr., Editor

Peggy and I spent a wonderful week in Sedona, Arizona on Oct. 11 through Oct. 18th. We stayed with Bradenton friends Don and Judy Betts in their rented condo at The Ridge at Sedona Golf Resort. For some ten years or so, Don and Judy have spent about two or three weeks each year at Sedona. They are enamored with the beautiful canyons, mesas and colorful rock formations. 

We had previously spent only about three hours in Sedona, and that many years ago, just rambling around. Still, we thought then and know for sure now that this really is an amazingly beautiful area. From here on, though, I’m pretty much going to let our photographs speak for themselves.

2015--10--11 2070 - Arizona -- state flag -- 06

2015--10--11 2071 - Arizona -- area map from Sedona to Grand Canyon

2015--10--11 2073-A - Sedona, AZ -- city logo

2015--10--11 2073-B Arizona -- map of Sedona area

2015--10--11 2073-C Arizona -- map of Northern AZ

2015--10--11 2073-D map - north and west Sedona, Arizona

2015--10--11 2073-E map - north and west Sedona, Arizona

2015--10--11 2073-F map - north and west Sedona, Arizona

2015--10--11 2073-G map - south Sedona, Arizona

2015--10--12 2086 Sedona, AZ -- Judy and Don Betts - by Stan Paregient

No, that is not a big rose tatoo of some sort on Judy’s arm. The color came from Don’s sunglasses which he has in his right hand. 

2015--10--12 2090 Sedona, AZ -- Stan and Peggy Paregien - by Don Betts

Stan & Peggy Paregien

2015--10--12 2095 Sedona, AZ -- by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2096 Sedona, AZ -- by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2097 Sedona, AZ -- by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2097 Sedona, AZ -- Sedona to Slide Rock - by Stan Paregien

2015--10--11 2074 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort

2015--10--11 2075 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2076 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2077 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2078 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2079 Sedona, AZ -- The Ridge - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2081--A Sedona, AZ -- our resort - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2082--A Sedona, AZ -- our resort - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2082--B Sedona, AZ -- our resort - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--11 2083 Sedona, AZ -- our resort - by Stan Paregient

2015--10--12 2100 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2101 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2102 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2107 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2113 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2115 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2121 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2130 Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma Castle - Beaver Creek - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--B Sedona, AZ - Courthouse Butte - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--C Sedona, AZ - Courthouse Butte - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--D Sedona, AZ - Courthouse Butte - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--F Sedona, AZ - Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--G2 Sedona, AZ - Courthouse Butte - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--12 2135--G5 Sedona, AZ - Don and Judy Betts - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--12 2137 Sedona, AZ - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2138 Sedona, AZ - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2139--A Sedona, AZ - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2139--B Sedona, AZ - Bell Rock - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--12 2142 Sedona, AZ - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

Chapel of the Holy Cross

2015--10--13 2142--B Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross

2015--10--13 2142--D Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross

2015--10--13 2142--F Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross

2015--10--13 2142--G Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross - sign - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

The sign says, “We are so old and fragile, please don’t hurt us by climbing on us. And just take our picture, no pieces of us.” The sign referred to the ancient rocks, but Don and Judy apparently thought it referred to them (see below).

2015--10--13 2142--H Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross - sign - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--J Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--K Sedona, AZ - wide view from Chapel of the Holy Cross - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--L Sedona, AZ - wide view from Chapel of the Holy Cross - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--L2 Sedona, AZ - view from Chapel - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--M Sedona, AZ - wide view from Chapel of the Holy Cross - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--N1 Sedona, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--N2 Sedona, AZ - Chapel - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2142--N4 Sedona, AZ - Chapel - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2150 Sedona, AZ - Son Silver West store - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2151 Sedona, AZ - Son Silver West store - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2152 Sedona, AZ - Son Silver West store - copyrighted by Peggy Paregien

2015--10--13 2153 Sedona, AZ - Son Silver West store - copyrighted by Peggy Paregien

2015--10--13 2160 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2163 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2164 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2165 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2166 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--A Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--C Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--E Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--H Sedona, AZ - Stan Paregien at sunset - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--J Sedona, AZ - Stan Paregien at sunset - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--L Sedona, AZ - Stan Paregien at sunset - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--M Sedona, AZ - Stan Paregien at sunset - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2167--N Sedona, AZ - Stan Paregien and Don Betts - copyrighted by Peg Paregien

2015--10--13 2171 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2172 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2176 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2180 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2183 Sedona, AZ - Don Betts and friend - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2174 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

2015--10--13 2181 Sedona, AZ - sunset on the airport mesa - copyrighted by Stan Paregien

So ended our day, Oct. 13, 2015, at sunset overlooking the enchanting little city of Sedona, Arizona. 

However, there is much more to be seen when we continue with “Time Out for Arizona, Part 2.”

We will get back to “Marco Rubio, Part 2” in a couple of weeks or so, if all goes well.

— Stan

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