Posts in April 2012
Meet the team! Teresa has worked with us at SRI at the front desk for over a year now. If you like sports like she does you might want to take advantage of volleyball at Posse Grounds at the elementary school gym on Tuesday nights. It’s only a couple of bucks and anyone can join in.
Tuesday Nights! My favorite night of the week! What a sensation diving across the gym to barely get the volleyball up with a pancake! No, I’m not talking about the syrupy, buttery, light and fluffy food… my pancake is superior. The taste of victory is much more gratifying. The best part is I can invite my friends because we play with all skill levels. It’s only $2! Wow, what a steal for two hours of fun bumping volleyball. Hope to see you there!
Our Arizona Birds of Prey had to be canceled due to the inclement weather heading our way. The Liberty Wildlife Foundation did not want to risk the health of the birds. We will let you know as soon as we have a new day/time.
The Hike House announces free educational seminar featuring Arizona birds of prey with Jean Rigden of Liberty Wildlife
Saturday April 14th at 11:00am
Liberty Wildlife is a wildlife rehabilitation, conservation and education foundation in Scottsdale Az. Since 1981 Liberty Wildlife has been taking in sick and injured native and migratory wildlife with a primary goal of releasing them back to the wild. The organization specializes in birds of prey, and always has hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles in its care, along with the occasional California Condor. The Education Program at Liberty Wildlife trains non-releasable birds of prey into ambassadors for their species, providing education programs to schools and to community groups and events.
Saturday, April 7th
Gear Essentials Part 1:
The Right Knife for the Trail
Join J.J. Anderson from SOG Specialty Knives as he talks about and displays the latest and greatest in knifes and specialty tools for the trail.
All knife/specialty tool orders at the show will be 20% off.
I was a bit skeptical when my local compadres and I picked up tickets to see “Sedona, the Movie.” I knew this wasn’t a big budget film, but the novelty of it being set in the place where we all live was enough to have us in our seats, popcorn in hand.
One thing you will enjoy is the panoramic views of Sedona. These reminded me of my helicopter adventure last summer and feels as though you are floating through the red rocks. The movie was kind of silly in many aspects, but in a way that made me smile. There were a lot of local characters in the movie. There is this guy in the movie jogging and this is a real guy in Sedona I see jogging all the time. There was some local fun with the Merlin statue in the New Frontier’s shopping plaza. We all know if you look under Merlin’s “skirt” that you can find out if he is…ummm…anatomically correct. These local bits were what made the movie fun for me.
There are basically two story lines in the movie. The main character is Tammy, Francis Fisher, who sorta gets trapped in Sedona when her car breaks down and things keep conspiring to keep her here. They say, Sedona “either keeps you or throws you away” and Sedona was not giving Tammy a break. During her visit she is encouraged by the mystical energy and slower pace to face some difficult memories in her past.
The other thread is about a workaholic lawyer, Scott, played by Seth Peterson, and his partner, who have come to Sedona to find some relaxation with their two children. The younger of the two kids wanders off while they are hiking and they search frantically for him. This is a journey for Scott who is trying to find a balance in life for him and his family.
These two stories tie together in the end, maybe a little too neatly. We do find ourselves smiling and feeling a little silly, because Sedona is kind-of silly sometimes. There are some odd characters here, in fact one of them, that played a cameo in the movie, wandered into our hotel library once and gave a lecture on sea turtles, free of charge.
Meet the Team! Waylon is our Group & Revenue Manager and has lived in Sedona for the past year, but he is not a stranger to the Sedona Real. Waylon was here at the beginning! He helped open up our hotel and came back to work with us again. We are glad to have him back on the team. If you are interested in booking a group Waylon is the man to talk to! Just give us a call and he can help set up a block of rooms for your wedding, reunion or an any group gathering. Here’s what Waylon had to stay about his recent visit to Studio Live to see a show.
Studio Live a local partner invited me to a live show last week. The act performing was a gal by the name of Susan Gibson. I was not familiar with her or her music so did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding show Ms. Gibson put on. She is a singer/songwriter with a nice repertoire of music. She played the acoustic guitar and even the banjo on a couple of songs. Her most famous song is called Wide Open Spaces. I understand a band called the Dixie Chicks made the song a huge hit on the country scene. Studio Live is a nice little venue with great sound and a pleasant group of folks who run the joint. I will be back and look forward to the day they bring some heavy metal head banging stuff to town!