When it Rains it Pours July 25, 2021
“Let”s go have an adventure” is what I always say as we leave for a new place or experience. Today, WE HAD AN ADVENTURE!!!I (But first…THANK YOU for your prayers and thank God for my new antibiotic, as I had my first pain free, good night’s sleep in days! THANK YOU!)
THE ADVENTURE: We drove to Sedona for brunch at the fabulous Mesa Grill, then took our pups to the most gorgeous dog park I’ve ever seen. While Ernie and Eli went into a short food coma at the dog park,Tatiana and I hiked the trail around the dog park. Afterward we checked the weather and saw that the next big storm system was delayed, so we decided to hike up to Cathedral Rock to one of the main vortex’s in Sedona. It was an incredible experience and the kids made it to the top. (Ernie and I stopped at the point where our pups could no longer safely continue.) Then… the sky got dark and it began to rain ahead of the weather schedule. Really rain. This guy coming down told us someone had gotten stranded up there yesterday and was rescued by helicopter at 9 PM and that we should all go down. I didn’t realize how slippery the rocks get when wet…so I went down mostly on my bottom, screaming at the top of my lungs for the kids to come down. All these other parents with little kids had these reassuring voices saying “oh, it’s just a little water, you’re doing a great job, isn’t this fun?” while I am screaming bloody murder “Eli! Tatiana!!! GET DOWN NOW…WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE…A BIG STORM IS COMING!!!” I am sure the other folks wished the crazy woman scooting down on her bottom and scaring all the little kids would keep quiet. Anyway, we all made it down safely and back to Williams, and I am very grateful. My sweet Arizona friend, April, told me that when they issue storm warnings or any kind of warning in Arizona, take it seriously. She is so right! It was a beautiful and thrilling day though, and I am grateful.