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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Back Home

I'm home and couldn't be happier. Vacations are great, visiting mom is wonderful but there is no place like home. One week in Arizona, home one day and off to Pennsylvania for five, home then wonderful trip to Massachusetts to celebrate Mother's Day with kids......it's been a busy whirl wind. I am happy to stay put for a spell, but more travel this month but short trips.

This weekend we will be going to a fabulous fair called Brimfield Fair in Western Ma. It is a huge antique, flea market type fair.  I promise to take lots of pictures. We are not really looking for anything special just wondering and enjoying. I'm sure I will find some treasures though.

So what about Arizona, well it was hot!! 102 degrees in Phoenix while we were there, really too heat for me! The day my Hb was at his conference I just had to shop at a mall. I know it was tough but it was my job. Scottsdale, AZ is 25 minutes from Phoenix so I was able to take the rental car and explore.  After the conference we had our vacation. We travelled to Sedona where the red rocks are and it was exquisite. I had asked the question, how will you know when you see the rocks, WELL, there is no question when you see them for the first time. Take a look

                                          Aren't these photos amazing!?!?

We took a "Pink Jeep Tour" up the rocks and saw so much and actually learned about the rocks, vegetation, and history. It was so much fun. We climbed and descended some fairly white knuckle mountains. Take a peek

We ate some awesome authentic Mexican food and a few too many margaritas!! Well, not to many, I don't think that's possible!

We stay at the sweetest, loveliest villa in Sedona. I'm going to show you in photos.

Entrance to "Adobe Grand Villas" 

                                                                  More Entrance

                                                              Adobe Villas

                                                                       Our Villa

                                                 Garden Door, I was immediately in Love

                                                                     Garden Bed

                                                     Enormous deluxe Bathroom

                                                                Two beautiful sinks

                                         Walk in shower and water came out of a watering can!

   Kitchen with bread maker, they made fresh bread for us each day. The aroma was heavenly!

Fireplace that we had going every night and lovely window sit

                                              Roomy bed with framed headboard with gates

                                                      View from balcony into gardens

So as you can see this was quite the spot. I did not want to leave, three days was just not enough, but I know where to return someday!  You can check it out if you like at Adobe Grand Villas

I have more to share but I think I will have to do it in a next post. This has been timely enough.
As always, thank you for visiting and commenting. I love to read each and every comment and will answer any questions. Have a happy week and I be back with more I promise!

So nice to be back, xoRobin


  1. Welcome home Robin I have missed you, great to see you back at my blog today. If I ever visit Arizona I want to stay at the Adobe Grand Villas...wow what amazing features. It did look so hot though...and the red mountains look beautiful. I am so glad you had a wonderful time and that you have also caught up with your family. Have a restful week, Jx

  2. Hi Robin, welcome back!
    What amazing photos, it looks like a fantastic place, those rocks are stunning! What a fantastic hotel too, sounds like you had a wonderful time . :)
    V xxx

  3. Lovely to see you back again, Robin! I always miss you when you go away! Your trips sound so varied and exciting...the
    Adobe Grand Villas is truly amazing, I loved seeing those wonderful pictures...the garden bed is fascinating, and the kitchen..... and the two decorative sinks! So glad you saw your mom and girls too, what a busy time you have had. Enjoy your quiet time this week.
    Helen x

  4. Oh my, that Villa is just amazing. When we visited Arizona we were in an RV and saw the red rocky mountains and long straight roads, but that villa is something else. Jo x


  5. Oh my that looks like a gorgeous place to stay, I don't think I would ever want to leave. They say Sedona has magical powers for healing, did you feel them? I have always wanted to visit there, it looks so beautiful. Glad you are home safe and sound.
    Hugs to you,

  6. Oh. My. Goodness. That place looks aMAYzing! And the rocks and mountains.. wow.. wow.. wow! Thanks so much for showing them to us, I didn't know how cool it was there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Wow looks so amazing, luxurious really, lucky lady :)
    Beautiful pics
    Karen x

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday, great photos and what a beautiful place to stay!
    M x

  9. Sounds like a nice trip. But you are right...there is no place like home!!!
    I am not a fan of the desert, and where we live, it is desert enough!!! We get lots of triple digit days in the summer, and have already had our fair share! I find that the older I get, the less tolerant of the heat I am.
    Great photos. Great fun! Glad you are home, safe and sound!
    xo Kris

  10. Hello sweet Robin,

    You've had some great travels, those views are simply stunning! I'm also so happy that you've been enjoying hot, summery weather, beats the rain any day :)

    Have a lovely weekend soon, dear friend, happy fair visit! And please remember to show us any finds you make :)


  11. Hello Robin, I'm glad you could see your family. Oh my Goodness....what a fun trip to Arizona. I'm ready to go.....
    Thanks for sharing some lovely pics.

    Allo from Canada...
    PlumCreek22 ETSY

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