Murdo Girl…On the road..Williams, Sedona, and Camp Verde, AZ

We have been in a cyber vortex for the last several days and I’ve been unable to upload any photos to the blog. We have seen and done so much in the Sedona, Camp Verde area, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect for the enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors. I hate getting behind because I want to share it all with you as we experience this time on the road. We’re in Flagstaff today, so while I have Internet access  I am going to publish this with what I have.

Our next stop was Williams, Arizona. It’s less than a day’s drive from Lake Havasu. We were there on our trip last year and really liked the little town. It’s only about an hour drive from the South rim of the Grand Canyon. We decided not to go see the canyon again this year, so we spent Monday and Tuesday just hanging out. We found a great place to let the dogs run and we averaged 12,000 steps a day ourselves. (That’s according to our Garmin Vivofit watches.)

In the town of Williams, it’s all about the old Route 66. The downtown area is a lot of fun. Old cars and shops with Rt. 66 memorabilia are everywhere. We wanted to find a local cafe that served a good breakfast. We hit the jackpot with Goldie’s Rt. 66 Diner on Main St. 

Kip enjoyed a light snack and I had a delish omelet. As we were leaving, I found another new friend at Goldie’s. Like Val’s fisherman at the fish market in Oregan, this guy “wood” not say much. Betty Boop was there too. I’ve been told I resemble Betty…maybe when she was younger. Smile Betty!

Wednesday morning we headed for Flagstaff, Sedona, and Camp Verde. We decided to find an RV Park central to all the attractions we wanted to see. We drove to Sedona via Oak Creek Canyon and what a delight that turned out to be. Sometimes I feel like Alice in Wonderland. We round a corner or top a hill and see a new and different landscape before us.

Once we were through the canyon, we stopped at an RV park and found it was full. The people gave us directions to another park in Camp Verde, which is where we are now. None of the park people could believe Kip had driven a big RV towing a Jeep on that steep and winding road. He’s a good driver and he wasn’t the least bit nervous. I did my best to help him stay calm. I suggested that if he had to choose between barreling down a ravine or hitting a rock formation, he should hit the rock. 

Here are a few pictures from Wednesday and Thursday. We are completely impressed with Northern Arizona.



We are in a beautiful RV park, but the Internet is very weak. It has taken me three evenings to get this much written. 


This is Montezuma’s Castle National Monument. It shows how the Southern Sinagua Indians lived as cliff dwellers for centuries in the Verde Valley. They were farmers and grew corn, beans, squash and cotton. This dwelling dates back to 1150. It’s 100 feet above the valley and is one of the most well-preserved cliff dwellings in North America.

Tuzigoot National Monument  

Approximately 800 years ago, this Sinagua pueblo was home to the Native American population  living in the area. The site is comprised of 42 beautiful acres.The pueblo structures  once had roofs made of Sycamore tree branches, mud, and straw. The door was in the roof which also doubled as a chimney. 

The top picture is my favorite. Just look at all the colors, textures, and dimensions.


Flagstaff..the best $12 cheeseburger Kip has ever eaten.

Been looking for a hat since we left home. This one is handmade of sea grass. What do you think?

I will close out this post with a pic I took of the water tower next to Desert Drums RV Park where we are staying.

See Ya Soon

8 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…On the road..Williams, Sedona, and Camp Verde, AZ

  1. Mari Jackson November 13, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Northern Arizona is beautiful and I am so excited to see and hear about your trip with each posting! Your hat isn’t quite as stunning as your crown, but you make it look better than it ever has before!

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  2. Jean Robinson November 13, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Exciting and beautiful areas you are visiting. You are really “stylin'” in that cute hat but don’t let it replace your crown. We’re really missing you two!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch November 13, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      We are having the time of our life Jean. We’ll see you after Thanksgiving. We miss all of you too!

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  3. scoper07 November 13, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    That is certainly beautiful country. You are making the most of your time. Wonderful pictures to go along with your story. You guys are certainly making memories for yourself. Safe travels to you two and the pets.

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  4. sanjuan831 November 13, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Can understand why you like that area! We have been there also. Montezuma’s Castle, Flagstaff and Williams are all so nice. Jane Russell, an old movie star, lived im Sedona & did you visit that gorgeous church there against the red rocks? Like you said, it’s all beautiful. I think your seagrass hat is pretty! You have really gotten around.

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