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400. Holiday Greetings from Sedona

I apologize for not posting much. I’ve been sick for nearly three months.

I had shingles. Yes, you heard it right. I had shingles, although I’m too young for it. It’s a disease commonly happens in elders. One can’t even get a vaccine until 60. Well, my dad had it, and my sister had it in her early fortieth. I guess it runs in the family.

It is one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. The virus travels down nerve fibers. It’s like someone was stabbing me constantly. The doctor prescribed narcotics, but I had to call him to ask something stronger. He was very nice and prescribed a higher dosage without charging me extra, but he asked to exchange the pills I’d already had. He was worried that I would be hooked on the painkiller.

I don’t understand anyone who is addicted to the drug. It made me lightheaded and nausea. The doctor didn’t have to worry about me. I stopped it as soon as the pain was manageable. I’m grateful it is over. A friend of mine had the pain for two years!

So I had a good excuse for not posting. 🙂 I’ve started hiking again, but I didn’t want to bore you with those beautiful red rocks in Sedona that I posted countless times.

Stay tuned, though. I’m going to Argentina and Chile in February and March. I’ll be on my own. Without speaking the language, it’ll be an adventure. I sure will post lots of pictures.

Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, my friends!

 

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391. Seeing Sedona from the Air

I’ve hiked so many places in and around Sedona. A helicopter ride gave me a different perspective of the area. I like what I saw, of course. But I wouldn’t pay the expensive tour twice. This is a once-in-a-life-time experience. 🙂

390. Petrified Forest National Park Once Again

I don’t know how many times I’ve been to this park now. Since it’s only two and a half hours away from Sedona, I’ve taken advantage of its close proximity. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, the unique petrified wood still amazes me very time.

 

398. Desolate Coal Mine Canyon

Coal Mine Canyon is located about 15 miles east of Tuba City in northeastern Arizona. It’s remote and little-visited. One can drive to the rim of the canyon, but there is no official trail going down except an unofficial path which is very steep and crumbly. But the hike (more like slide) is well worth the trouble if you can overcome the fear. I’m glad that Libby and her husband were there; I wouldn’t go down without them. We were the only ones among the multi-colored and strangely-formed sandstones.

 

 

388. Desert Botanic Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Phoenix, central Arizona. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937, the garden has more than 21,000 plants. It’s a great time to visit before it gets too hot.

 

 

 

377. More Fun in the Snow

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376. Fun after the Rain

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