[Part One] Continuing on with my 50.4.50 adventures, I found myself being called to the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ. I have been here before, so the first for this particular adventure is the fact that I have never driven there from my home base of Park City, UT. People told me I was crazy to be driving ten hours by myself, but I was actually looking forward to slowing down and having more than a few hours alone in a car with nothing to do but pay attention to the road and listen to books on tape. The first day out had me driving six hours and spending the night in Kanab, UT. I have never been in this part of Utah and was looking forward to seeing just what it had to offer. All the way from Park City to Kanab, I listened to the Audio CD of "The Secret". This story was a documentary by Rhonda Byrne that teaches us that we create our lives, with every thought every minute of every day. The Secret offers tools and ideas to help you live The Secret and create the life of your dreams. I have seen the documentary but for some reason, this day the audiobooks were really speaking to me. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to it on the way back from Sedona as well.
The first night of my trip in Kanab was a mixed blessing. It was nice to stop after being in the car for that long. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. If you have ever been in Kanab, you will know that this is the hottest place to stay in town. Case in point, the mixed blessing. The walls were way thin and the "residents, aka screaming babies and barking dogs" kept me up almost all night long.
The blessing for me in Kanab was the Rocking V Cafe (www.rockingvcafe.com) Amazing food and amazing service. I had the SXSW Salad for dinner which was a wonderful blend of black beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, jalapeño marinated chicken topped with a cilantro lime dressing. I topped it off with a piece of key lime pie to go! My night in Kanab proved to be both satisfying food wise and restless in the sleep department. However, the road trip the next morning, from Kanab to Sedona was both beautiful and awe-inspiring in terms of scenery.
Stay tuned for the next installment in this first ever journey on the road from here to there!
Until the next adventure,