A “Darwin Award” Winner; This Is Why We Like It Here
We drove into Sedona today and took the back-to-back trolley tours we took four years ago with Mickie, Brian and Cindi, which take you in two different directions out of Sedona proper. The scenery is just as spectacular the second time around.
Our guide Erin related the tale of a famous bear hunter in the area named Robert Wilson. When a rancher or farmer spotted a bear, they would call Robert, who would come out to track and kill it. On one particular occasion, a rancher reported seeing a large grizzly. Unfortunately, Robert had sent his regular bear rifle to Prescott for repair, so he set out after this bear armed only with a .22 rifle and a hunting knife. He didn’t come back, thus earning a Darwin Award for effectively removing his “poor decision-making skills” genes from the gene pool. Nonetheless, apparently this qualifies you to have a local mountain named after you.
After returning from the last tour, we drove over to the Library to see the Quilt show, then drove up a windy road to the Sedona Airport, which is set on top of a mesa. The following pictures of the view from up there will hopefully give you some idea of why we like it here so much:
Tonight is Italian night:
Tomorrow we are booked on a train trip up the Verde River Canyon. The weather is supposed to be nice, so we are looking forward to it.