Sometimes, a fella needs to get the hell out of Dodge. And sometimes, the fella doesn't know it. Fortunately, the universe occasionally provides when we've been oblivious to our own needs.
Lady Luck and I had a fantastic opportunity to enjoy free lodging in Sedona this weekend.
Sedona is a strange place. The natural beauty is staggering. I have yet to see a photograph that does justice to the land. Every where you turn is another awe-inspiring view. Compared to Sedona, the Grand Canyon is let down.
But with all that natural beauty is a whole lot of "natural" capitalism. I have nothing against commerce, but Sedona the town is one hell of a tourist trap. If you want to buy expensive candles, magical healing supplies, or a spiritual experience, well, they can all be had at a special price just for you!
Sedona isn't about that stuff. It's not about the "spiritual" stuff either. I hate to break it to you, but Vortex Tours were invented by hippies to make a buck off tourists with sparkly eyes and bulging wallets. Those hippies were on to something, all the same. Hike a mile or two into the wilderness and you will start to feel energized and euphoric.
That's because exercise is good for you, and Sedona is a spectacular place to get that exercise. It's so great, you might not even notice the exercise part.
It's really easy to get wrapped up in the day to day grind work and other work. You might forget that you want to go outside and play. You need to get outside and play.
So? Go play.