We got a late start, after 1:00, for our trip to Sedona yesterday (Mom is no longer the morning person she used to be) but still managed to fit in everything we wanted to do. It turns out that it had been quite a while since she had been there, so the scenery was definitely that much more of a delight. I pulled into several places to try and get a shot of her with the spectacular deep-red rocks in the background, but all the lots were full (mostly from hikers using the trailheads) so we had to "settle" for this less dramatic view at the top by the airport. It was quite windy and chilly up there, so I snapped a couple of quick photos and then we were soon back in the warm car.
Next we popped into the Hummingbird store, a hidden gem off the beaten path which is my "go to" place to take visitors, and always a delight. It's tiny, and crowded, and when we walked in the owner seemed a little nervous about Mom's walker snagging a display of something. But of course Mom was quite careful so that didn't happen. Between us we bought a lot of stuff (my pile included gifts for Marilyn's and Sandy's upcoming birthdays) so it worked out fine.
After doing our part for the Sedona economy we continued on for a pleasant meander through Oak Creek Canyon. And yes there was snow in places, and even a few snowmen standing about.
We arrived back home right at 6:00, having put 230 miles on the car. I was a tad tired, and ready to chill out - but Pokey's heat lamp decided that was the day to burn out. So it was back into the car for a quick run to PetSmart. Despite the ever-lengthening checkout line there was only one register open. They eventually did open a second one... just not until I finally arrived at the head of the line. Unfortunately everyone ahead of me had had "issues" of one sort or another (I was ready with cash in hand for a quick check out of my one item), so it took WAY longer than it should have to get checked out.
Except for the gym this morning there's nothing on the schedule, so maybe if we get tired of Rummikub we'll watch the pilot of the new show (Good Girls) that I recorded last night and see if it lives up to its hype.
The series follows three suburban women, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they're in for more than they bargained.