Day 1: West Fork Trail

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this week. Yes, 17 whole years of being married to the love of my life. I married my husband at the age of 17 still in high school. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but time sure flies by while you are raising babies. We took our annual trip up to Sedona like we do every year, surprised? It’s my favorite place on the planet.

Typically, we pick out two trails to conquer every trip. This year we chose the West Fork Trail and the Birthing Caves. West Fork is known for it’s beautiful fall colors in October. It can get pretty busy this time of year, plus there is a small parking area. It is $11 to pay to park and we waited about 15 minutes to get a spot. We drove up around noon thinking all the morning hikers would be coming out for lunch. I was right and we didn’t have to wait too long. We drove up during the summer and someone said they had been waiting a hour for parking, so we just left the time before.

I am so happy we got to see this beautiful place!! I highly recommend visiting in October for a taste of fall goodness.

After that, we had dinner at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill in town. This place has gorgeous views to enjoy while eating dinner as well as some of the best food I have ever eaten. The chopped salad and sirlion topped with chimichurri is to DIE FOR!! Make sure to make reservations…

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Day 2: The Birthing Caves

The second day of our trip we went out in search of the birthing caves. The directions on how to get to this place was not very clear. Therefore, we hiked up and down the Long Canyon Trail and was about to give up until we ran into this couple that looked lost. We asked them where they were headed and they said, “the birthing caves”. We told them we were on the same journey and we would love to follow them. The woman was from New York and the gentleman was from DC. We got to know them a little while hiking to the caves. FINALLY, we reached out long awaited destination after hiking 2 miles out of our way. It was worth the extra miles…

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