by: Editor on 11/20/2014
Thanksgiving is here which means it is time for Sedona’s 5th annual Turkey Trot. What better way to burn off all of the pumpkin pie and stuffing that you are going to eat than to join in on a fun run?! Start the day off with a little exercise to get your blood pumping and ready for the extended family that will soon be knocking on your door.
The fun begins Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27 at 9:00 am. Be sure to register early, if not, you could show up that morning and there not be enough spots for you. Pre registration can be done online. The cost is only $35 and you get a t-shirt! Awards will be given for the top three males, top three females, as well as the top male and female finisher in each age bracket.
If that’s not enough for you, try the Iron Turkey Challenge. Bring your frozen or thawed Thanksgiving turkey and carry it through the entire race. While there are no additional awards for the Iron Turkey Challenge, it adds additional admiration from fellow runners and onlookers alike.
Be sure to get a good night’s rest the night before. Let us help you relax in comfort here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble and Creekside Villas here in Sedona. Our goal is to bring you as much of home away from home as we can. Reservations can be made online with the quick click of a button making it even more convenient for you.
by: Editor on 10/30/2014
Have a safe and fun Halloween with these few safety tips for trick-or-treating this weekend.
- Trick-or-treat in groups. Don’t let you children go out with just one other person or alone.
- At least one person in the group should carry a cell phone for any emergencies.
- It is hard for drivers to see pedestrians after dark. Carry a flashlight, glow sticks or consider using reflective tape on costumes. Still undecided on a costume? Opt for something bright to help with visibility.
- Check and make sure costumes don’t drag the ground. They could be a tripping hazard.
- Make sure costumes with weapons are not easily mistaken for actual weapons. Also check that they are not sharp or rough edges as they could easily hurt someone just by walking too close.
- Don’t enter a house or a car for candy, or anything else.
- Avoid alleyways and be respectful of others’ yards. Walk on the side walk and not through their beautiful landscaping.
- Watch for cars and use designated crosswalks
- Parents, sort and inspect all candy before the kiddos get their hands on it. Any candy that has been unwrapped or looks questionable should be thrown away.
- Eating too much candy at once can cause serious belly aches. Spread the candy out over an extended period of time to avoid hurting tummies and sugar highs.
by: Editor on 10/25/2014
Have a Halloween party but no Halloween costume? Have no fear, we have a few quick and easy Halloween costume ideas that won’t break the bank.
- Men in Black: Look dapper and pull off an excellent costume. All you need is a dark suit and a sweet pair of shades.
- Cactus: We are in Arizona after all. A green hoodie and pair of sweat pants, white pipe cleaners and glue, and/or sewing kit is all you need. Cut pipe cleaners in half and bend into the shape of a ‘V’. Glue or sew all over the sweats and hoodie. Hold your arms up and out in any form or fashion and you, my friend, are a saguaro cactus.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Take a disposable, aluminum baking pan and spray paint green for the shell. Wear an all green outfit and find a bright colorful bandana, thick ribbon or even scrap from an old t-shirt to tie around your head.
- Curious George: Head to your local thrift shop for a pair of yellow pants, a yellow shirt and tie. Now all you need is a pair of boots, a wide brimmed hat (spray painted… you guessed it, yellow!) and a stuffed monkey.
by: Editor on 10/21/2014
It’s almost Halloween and fortunately for you, some of the most haunted establishments in Arizona are just down the road. Start to get in the spirit of the holiday early and head over to Jerome which is home of numerous haunted buildings.
Check out the Connor Hotel, the Mile High Inn and other haunted places on your own or sign up for one of the haunted tours. Tours of Jerome offers several different tours to fit your schedule and your budget. Choose from a two hour tour, four hour tour or a full five hour tour with complimentary drinks at the haunted Mile High Inn & Grille, boasting as one of Jerome’s most haunted places.
Equipped with EMF readers, you get to enter numerous haunted buildings. Be sure to bring your camera and get ready to capture shadows, ghosts and other surprises! Tours of Jerome is a year round attraction giving you the benefit of a true haunted tour and not just a cheap Halloween spoof.
Rich with history, Jerome has a deep past that you get to learn about while also experiencing the paranormal activity of this small mining town. Learn the history of these haunted buildings and the ghosts that haunt them.
For more information, pricing and bookings, head over to Tours of Jerome’s website. And of course, you can always book your Sedona hotel on our website. We make it convenient and easy for you to plan your Halloween getaway.
by: Editor on 7/4/2014
It’s time to celebrate America and what better way than to celebrate July 4th in Sedona and the beauty that surrounds it. While most are accustom to a firework show, we like to do things a little differently here in Sedona. A patriotic laser light show is how we celebrate and if that isn’t enough excitement for you, kick back and enjoy the live entertainment and great food in the comfort of your own chair.
Festivities will begin Friday, July 4th at 6:00 in the evening and last until 10:00 at night. Live music will be provided by the talented David Parker & the Big Time. The concert will last until 8:30 pm. Once it is dark the Sedona’s patriotic laser light show will begin bringing much excitement and enjoyment to all. The patriotic light show will send dancing lights through the sky and throughout the audience.
Food vendors will be set up throughout the ball park and attendees will receive free glow sticks. Everyone is welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. Entrance to Sedona’s patriotic laser light show will be in the outfield of Sedona Red Rock High School baseball field. Admission is free to everyone and parking is available at the high school and across the street on Cultural Park Place. So come visit us and celebrate July 4th in Sedona. Bring the family and don’t forget your flashlights! For more information visit the park’s website.