This weekend we had the pleasure of introducing the great outdoors of Sedona to two of our new guys. On Friday, we woke up early so we could eat and clean up before our end of week review getting us prepared for a fun time camping. After group, we got the brief for our trip, packed the coolers, made the house squeaky clean, and were off on another adventure. After a short drive from Flagstaff to Sedona, we arrived at Fay Canyon for a short hike along the dry creek bed with some scrambling up the beautiful red rocks. After our hike was over, we went to settle in at our campsite, make dinner, throw cards, and played some spike-ball. As usual, we ran a night time Alcoholics Anonymous meeting then went to bed to get some much-needed rest so we can summit the peak at Bear Mountain the next day.
Saturday morning the boys woke up to a warm fire, coffee, and some breakfast. We made some sandwiches, packed granola bars, and filled up enough water to stay hydrated for the big hike. As we approached the Bear Mountain trailhead it looked easy from the naked eye, however, as we made headway up the trail it started becoming more steep and difficult. After talking to other experienced hikers on the trail we found out that Bear Mountain has three false peaks, so every time we thought that we made it to the top there would be another peak to climb over, each false peak had breathtaking views as we kept getting higher and higher. It was a spectacular view from the very top where we could see miles upon miles overlooking all of the Sedona red rocks. Once we were at the top we wrote in our journals and had some relaxation time while eating our lunches with a view. We then made our way down the mountain and headed back to camp so we could cook tacos, tacos, tacos! They were absolutely amazing. After our dinner we ended our night with one of the guys telling his story for an A.A. meeting then went to sleep.
On Sunday, we went had more of a chill and relaxing hike along Oak Creek in Sedona. There at Oak Creek, the boys went for a quick dip then shared what we had written in our journals from the previous day. It was a meaningful and productive creekside chat in the beautiful Sedona wilderness. Once we had left the creek, we all got a nice ice cream treat from McDonald’s. The boys were blown away by the sweetness and creaminess. Following our McDonald’s extravaganza, your favorite boys went to a Buddhist Stupa. The Stupa had a tranquil and serene atmosphere. We got to learn and appreciate aspects of Eastern and Native American culture and spirituality. Next, we went back to our campsite before it got too dark and started up dinner and talked around the campfire. Then we had an A.A. meeting, followed by multiple games of cards going on at the same time, and finally with more campfire chats.
By Monday morning, the boys were getting ready to head back to their home and their long-awaited Hunter couch. First thing in the morning, we made sure to pack all of our gear and do a thorough trash sweep before we had our community meeting, reviewing our weekend trip. Then we finally headed out of Sedona and towards our great home of Flagstaff. This brings us up to the current moment where we are winding down from our trip, cleaning up our gear, and ready to start our weekly intentions group.
You, the family, are in our thoughts and prayers. We wait eagerly until the next time we can see all of you and hope that you are reading this in good health and spirits! 🙂 <3 Hugs x Kisses Your Boys[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default" column_structure="1_2,1_2"][et_pb_column _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default" type="1_2"][et_pb_image src="https://back2basics-soberliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_1612.jpg" alt="Sedona Trip 01" title_text="Sedona Trip 01" _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default" title_text="Sedona Trip 03" src="https://back2basics-soberliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_1627.jpg" hover_enabled="0" sticky_enabled="0"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default" type="1_2"][et_pb_image src="https://back2basics-soberliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_1622.jpg" alt="Sedona Trip 02" title_text="Sedona Trip 02" _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image _builder_version="4.7.7" _module_preset="default" alt="Sedona Trip 04" title_text="Sedona Trip 04" src="https://back2basics-soberliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_1629.jpg" hover_enabled="0" sticky_enabled="0"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]