by Crystal Coons
Mar 6, 2003
There's only one place in the world where you can find a teal-arched McDonald's.
Before I saw it with my own eyes, I would never have fathomed that such
an arch existed. I mean, this is McDonald's after all. Famous for the golden
arches. And now, teal? What does this all mean? Surely a place worthy of
teal arches is something special.
And they're right. The teal
arches reside in the breathtakingly beautiful city of Sedona. Sedona is
a city of art, culture, history, escape, and mystics. Driving down each
of the main roads, you're bound to cross several art galleries, palm-readers
and fortune tellers, shops with souvenirs, and amazing quality restaurants.
There's something about Sedona that makes you forget your daily grind.
Regardless of which direction you're looking in, you're sure to find something
that will take your breath away.
The mountains stand tall, colored
with oranges and red that, when the sun hits them just right, look like
they are alive with fire. The energy you feel as you look upon this is
something special. Oak Creek Canyon's floor is covered with trees and the
creek, seemingly never ending, rushes along its way, through all the brush,
and over the rocks. The air in Sedona is filled with something magical
for the hopeless romantic. Perhaps that has something to do with the city's
namesake belonging to the wife of the founder.
The main strip
is filled with restaurants, gift shops, and lots of tourists. One side
of the strip is unique, being built right off the side of the Canyon. It's
a shopper's heaven and a stargazer's dream. You could spend hours walking
up and down the main strip, and not even notice the time pass you by. You
don't even need to be a shopaholic to enjoy the shops, there's so much
there to read, see, and talk about, that shopping is just an added bonus.
say Sedona is a vortex. Some say that Sedona's energy has healing powers.
Others say that you can go to Sedona lost and empty and leave feeling whole
and with a newfound sense of belonging, hope and new life. Sedona has always
left me with a sense of rejuvenation, and a sense of home. There is something
magical about Sedona, that's undeniable.
After all, they DO have
the teal arches.