Friday, November 7, 2014

Central AZ

We spent 3 nights at a very nice RV park (Distant Drums) in Camp Verde (I had Spanish in high school so know how to pronounce the work for "green" but here it rhymes with "birdy") which is smack dab in the middle of Arizona. With a pool, hot tub, exercise classes, free coffee and popcorn and a fenced dog park, we were pretty happy. Only an offer for 3 free nights (see next post) pulled us away from this one. Did I mention there was a Canadian couple who also have a Shiba Inu? We were close to Sedona so spent a day there sampling wine (warning to midwesterners: They charge $10-12 to sample 4-5 wines, you don't get to choose which ones and they are all dry wines) and walking around admiring the views of the red rocks.

In Camp Verde there is a cliff dwelling called Montezuma Castle. I didn't catch why it was named that but it was pretty amazing, even though it has been somewhat restored. The overhang has protected it from rain for over 700 years. The spring was obviously the reason they decided to build here. It was like an oasis, and I assume the reason it was named Camp "Green" by the cavalry when the fort was built nearby.

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