Shooting Graceland

It’s a good thing that the ticket office a.k.a. Graceland Plaza and Graceland are separated by the wide Elvis Presley Boulevard. Visitors are shuttled from the ticket office to the front of the house, but will not find a single moment of solitude, while at Graceland, a place much smaller than I had imagined. Inside Graceland, it’s […]

Brin’s Mesa

I have only been twice to Sedona – during my 1st visit, I very much enjoyed the scenic place with incredible red rock formations, but at the same, pooh-poohed the idea of Sedona’s “Energy Vortexes”. Still, there is something to that place that makes it very unique, wanting me to return. My 2nd visit happened after Labor […]

Cookstove Trail

The trailhead of Cookstove Trail is inside Oak Creek Canyon and just about in the middle, between Flagstaff and Sedona. Or more precisely, it is 15 miles south of Flagstaff or 12,7 miles north of Sedona on Arizona Highway 89A, near milepost 387, across a roadside water stop. The trail was originally built to provide forest firefighters access to Oak […]

Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona’s Arts & Crafts Village, which some call the art and soul of Sedona, is nestled beneath the shade of beautiful sycamores on the banks of Oak Creek, but not quite as old as it looks.   The conceptual history of Tlaquepaque is the story of Abe Miller, a successful Nevada businessman. […]