My first stop after checking out of my hotel was the Galaxy Diner for breakfast. I posted on Facebook that I had stopped there for breakfast and I could not believe how many people came back saying they loved the place and had been there before when traveling in this area! Good decision I guess! The food was plentiful, delicious and inexpensive. Great atmosphere and not so busy that I couldn’t enjoy walking around inside…including the pictures and jukebox. On Route 66 with a great 50’s vibe! And…I just read that it closed for good 3 months after I was there…this is very sad news! It isn’t 100% clear but it appears it closed because the lease expired and rent had not been paid. 😦
It had rained a bit while I was in the restaurant and driving away there was steam coming up from the road…chilly, misty and a bit eerie.
I didn’t make many stops from Flagstaff to Prescott my destination was the beauty that is Sedona…incredible countryside! The town itself is almost like a Colorado ski town or a beach town with people everywhere! It took forever to get through town and I had to do it twice while visiting different areas I wanted to see. This countryside truly is glorious.
As you can see from some of the images above, the sky was getting very dark and I still had a way to go to get to Prescott. Having never experienced a storm in the Sedona area before I had no idea what to expect but the air was chilly and I decided to move on. Before I reached my hotel, the Best Western Prescottonian, the sky opened up and it rained like crazy…as chilly as it had been in Sedona the temperature dropped as I got closer to Prescott. By the time I arrived I was running to get to the hotel office to avoid getting soaked. Turned out this hotel is really a motel…not a huge fan but I got first floor room around back and a quick run to the restaurant that was a part of the same property. By the time I settled into my room and freshened up the storm had stopped. It was still dark and stormy looking but not raining. I grabbed my umbrella and walked over to Gaucamaya’s Mexican Restaurant. Delicious food, an amazingly friendly waitress.
The sky had cleared while I was in having dinner…a beautiful sunset was on the agenda for the night!
I had big plans for tomorrow but when I woke in the morning the storm was back and it was raining with thunder, lightening and hail off and on. I ended up staying in until dinner time when the weather cleared and then headed out to the Gurley Street Grill. Not a huge place but it had good reviews on TripAdvisor so I decided to go check it out…with umbrella in hand just in case. Delicious Beef Stroganoff at the restaurant…I love stroganoff and no one ever has it on the menu…well, that one place in Canada during the I-90 road trip last year…but almost no one! 🙂 Good food and inexpensive!
Because of the weather I was not able to do what I wanted to do today…I will spend a little time in the area, back around Sedona and a few other stops tomorrow before heading to Tusayan, AZ…outside the Grand Canyon. It is a one night stay so I will be getting in as much as I can before I move on again…be sure to come back!
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