My husband and I were a little disappointed by our last endeavor for vacation plans. We had decided to attend the races at The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and unfortunately were rained out. The salts suffered a major “micro burst” leaving about 2 feet of standing water on the famed salt speedway forcing the Southern California Timing Association to cancel its annual Speed Week, sending us, hundreds of drivers, and thousands of avid fans home disappointed, who had come in from all over the world.


© E. Garone


© E. Garone

My husband decided he had to somehow make up for this, though I had assumed Mother Nature was actually in charge, perhaps he knows more? Mayhaps it was the cluster-fuck that was our plan, a group of 6-12 people all having differing ideas what a trip like this entails, but I won’t go into details, just imagine 12 very different people you know, getting together, camping, bbqing, etc. and you get the picture……herding cats, ya know?! Anywhoo…..

On we went to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona for Labor Day by ourselves…..

What a marvelous idea! My husband is just full of them, really! We decided to go to Briar Patch Inn on the scenic creek at Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. It was beautiful. The creek is very lovely and restful.  Our cabin, The Acorn was wonderful. It was big with a king size bed, a little kitchenette and privacy.

Acorn cabin © Evelyn Garone

Acorn Cabin © Evelyn Garone

Relaxation on hammocks is a great choice on their 9 acres including 2 grazing sheep, outside breakfast creek-side with music on the weekends and no outside distractions. They have no internet access, no televisions and barely any phone service, so there are no interruptions, unless you choose to leave the premises and seek them out!


© E. Garone


© E. Garone

Nearby Sedona was marvelous as always. The red rocks never cease to amaze.


© E. Garone

I would highly recommend the visit!

© Evelyn Garone 9.2.14

About Evie Garone

I am an outspoken woman with independent views of the world. I am spiritual but also realistic. I've successfully raised two men who I've sent off to college and am now following my love of the arts, including painting, drawing and writing. Thus, two blogs, two books I sporadically work on, voracious reading, among other loves keep me busy.
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