Penny's Passion: Sedona Girls' Trip - Day 1

Friday, February 23, 2024

Sedona Girls' Trip - Day 1

On the last day in January,  I headed out with two of my best friends for a girls' trip to Sedona.  This is the year we all turn 60 and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with a trip.  After several emails and Zoom calls narrowing down our location choices, we decided on Sedona.  We scanned through VROB listings and restaurants we wanted to dine at, making reservations as we went.  Planning the trip was fun and doing it with friends made it any better!

The plane touched down in Phoenix.  We hopped in our rental car and started driving to our destination in Sedona.  Our first order of business when we were on the road was to find a place to eat lunch.   A quick Google search led us to the PHX Burrito House.  

We were a little skeptical when we pulled up in front of the restaurant.  There was even a short conversation about looking for another location to eat, but we decided this place deserved a try.  It turned out to be a great decision to stay!  The food was great and the atmosphere was fun and quirky.

On our way out of Phoenix, we quickly noticed the landscaping beginning to change.  The red rock mountains came into view and the desert lay all around us.  

The VRBO we had selected was a 3-bedroom house with a hot tub titled Brewer House.  It was going to be a great home away from home location for the next few days.  The view from the living room was spectacular!  

We drew numbers to see who got which bedrooms and got settled in.  That night we had reservations at the prestigious Elote restaurant.  The atmosphere was charming!  There was a nice patio outside where we enjoyed a margarita as they got our table ready.  

So we could try more things, we each ordered an item from the menu and shared the plates.  All the flavors rich, bold, and scrumptious! 

If you're planning a trip to Sedona, make a reservation at this restaurant as soon as you can!  We had heard that reservations were hard to come by so we made our's about a month before arriving.  I checked the website as I wrote this post and they were booked out 7 weeks.  

We knew we would be enjoying a few cocktails at dinner so we elected to take an Uber to the restaurant.  Our driver expressed how lucky we were to get reservations and recommended the Smoked Brisket Enchiladas.  We took her recommendation and were so glad we did!  It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!  

After a very flavourful meal, we Ubered back to our desert abode.  I went to bed that night thinking how lucky I was to have these two friends to travel with and excited about the hike we were going on the next day.

Sedona Day 2 post coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. Those views from the house are incredible! What a fabulous start to your trip.