Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father's Day in Sedona

This past weekend Ron's daughter and son-in-law were flying to Arizona for her best friend's wedding in the little mountain town of Pine, AZ.  They were only coming for the weekend because they had just moved to Cleveland and Margaret has just started her new job as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at John Carroll University.  They left our grandson, Max, with his grandmother in Cleveland.

 We dove the 6 1/2 hours to Sedona, Arizona on Saturday and were able to meet Margaret and Jeff for lunch for Father's Day on Sunday before they returned to Phoenix to fly home Monday.  It was a nice, although short,  visit at our timshare vacation villa.

Ron, Margaret and Jeff outside our vacation condo

We had a delicious lunch at the Creekside Restaurant and enjoyed catching up with both of them.  They've had a whirlwind of events this month.  They moved to Cleveland (Margaret's birthplace) from Davenport, IA with a 4 1/2 year old son, set up a new house, put the old one on the market, found a new school for Max, and Jeff began looking for a new job.

My husband,  Ron, and Margaret chatted about old memories of Cleveland neighborhoods.  Margaret is especiallly happy to be "home" with so many family members living in Cleveland.

Ron with his oldest daughter, Margaret.

 Even though we missed Max, his mother and father made a ceramic cup with his picture and a message which they presented to Grandpa.

Grandson Max

It was a beautiful Father's Day for everyone.  We drove back through the lovely Red Rocks of Sedona on Monday.  Then we took a less traveled route (US Hwy 260) through Mogollon Rim country to Payson and Heber before jumping back on I-40 at Holbrook in Navajo Country.

We stopped for a Laguna Burger (one of the best Green chile cheeseburgers in New Mexico) at the Pueblo of Laguna just west of Albuquerque and arrived home shortly after 5PM .

Yummy burger and fries.

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