Where Can You Find Magnificent Red Rock and Artisan Culture in One Location?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Rock, Paper, Scissors #Sedonatrips

For a fabulous girl’s week off four of us booked two suites at Diamond Resorts Los Abrigados Resorts in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Pronounced T-lockey-pockey, this 1970s Sedona landmark means “best of everything.”

It's always rush hour in Sedona on Hwy 89A
It’s always rush hour in Sedona on Hwy 89A

We took this picture last March when the sun smiled through the sky’s blue eyes. Today the November’s sky’s mood turned mopey. The rocks tried to cheer it up in the morning, but by 2:00 they had lost the battle.

 

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Determined to enjoy the fine rocks in spite of the drizzling rain, Darlene and I ventured back down the hill to scout out different rocks. We ambled into Renee Taylor’s art and jewelry gallery accepted a glass of orange juice and a chocolate cookie and started rock hunting.

Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery told us about this valuable rock.
Darlene loved this piece of larimar jewelry.

The piece of paper attached a specific value to this rock that reached deeper into my pockets than I cared to delve. Therefore I cut it off. However, I did, enjoy learning about these rare larimar stones from Kristen.

Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery
Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery

“Larimar is …composed largely of pectolite, …(a combination of) calcium and sodium.”

“Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar,found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean..” Wikipedia.

My favorite piece of larimar jewelry
My favorite piece of larimar jewelry

The twenty paper dollar bill in my did not go far – even to start a lay-a-way program. So we meandered through the shopping center snapping pictures of Thanksgiving displays decorating the cement fountains.

Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.
Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.

“Cut it out, Marsha. You missed me smiling.”

“Sorry, Fountain Woman. I would cut the picture out of my post if I had a virtual pair of scissors.”

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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