While on vacation last week, G and I ordered Cactus Fries from a local restaurant in Sedona called The Cowboy Club. The food was delicious. Including the Cactus Fries.
And yes, they're actually made from cactus. Actually prickly pear cactus from what I understand. I found some on the side of the road. I can't imagine the pain of preparing such a dish.
If you've never been to Sedona, it's stunningly beautiful and like nothing you've ever seen. We were fortunate enough that my knitty friend Andrea (no blog) offered up her husband, Michael, as a tour guide for us. We didn't get to see her as she was here in Florida for a bridal shower. Michael visited Sedona for a couple of hours while attending a national championship football game in Arizona in the 90's (he's a Gator but so nice we can forgive him for that). He said that he knew then that he had to come back. 12 years later, they've moved there and are full time residents. His knowledge of the area is amazing and having him as a tour guide made our short visit there so much more than we expected. Thank you Michael and Andrea!
G & I in front of some of the red rocks.
I actually brought some small red rocks home with me to put in a glass jar as a reminder of our trip. Corny, I know but whatever! These pictures do not even begin to do justice to the views that you see wherever you are throughout Sedona. You can see parts of these views even from the grocery store parking lot!
I'm sorry to say that we didn't get a chance to do any hiking. We were simply too busy. Next trip, we're going to change that. And there will be a next time!
Not much going on in quilting and knitting news. I'm really frustrated by not having a dedicated sewing space and having to pack and unpack my quilting stuff. It's been a quilting and sewing downer. With Easter this weekend, I'm not sure how much time I'll have to quilt. I have a knitting class on Saturday. I'm feeling the need to take a vacation day so I can be home alone with my sewing machine. And you know what? I don't feel strange at all for saying that. I know you'll understand!