BUICK DRIVING ENTHUSIASTS 11TH ANNUAL NATIONAL TOUR
Memories of a lifetime . . . Sundown in
Sedona, a Red Rock Rendezvous
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103 BDE Members & Guests came to Sedona
And brought their Buicks from 1934 to Present
SUNDAY JUNE 5
"No It's Not the Revenge, It's the Castle"
Montezuma's Castle National Monument. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, a 5-story cliff dwelling
MONDAY JUNE 6
"Good Golly, It's the Trolley"
A 2.5 hour introductory tour of gorgeous Red Rock country aboard the Sedona Trolley
"Picnic at Red Rock Crossing"
Site of Cathedral Rock, the most photographed crimson cliffs in Sedona.
"Hey, What Happened to the Pavement?"
4-wheelin' it up the red rocks, heading to places where no Buick has ever gone.
"Barbecue Buffet at the Highway Cafe"
Welcoming barbecue in the funky automotive themed Highway Cafe.
TUESDAY JUNE 7
"Spirits & Ghosts - Studebakers & Goats"
After visiting Tuzigoot National Monument, preserved ruins of a Sinaguan Indian pueblo occupied until 1425 AD, we climbed the twisty 2-lane road to Jerome (elevation 5435 ft.) where the buildings are super-glued to the mountain.
The ultimately funky Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. And you think you have stuff?
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8
"And You Thought Bruce Was Full of Hot Air?"
A sky-high, once-in-a-lifetime experience - floating softly with the air currents in a hot air balloon!
"Iron Horse in the Wilderness"
All aboard the vintage railcars for a four hour excursion into the Western wilderness along the Verde River and through Sycamore Canyon..
THURSDAY JUNE 9
"Whew, Let Me Catch My Breath"
Snaking our way through the narrow, winding Oak Creek Canyon. Climbing a series of switchback hairpin curves. Twisty, curvy, hilly, winding at its best. Oak Creek Vista - views second to none and Native American jewelry, pottery and baskets.
"Sunset Banquet at Vista Cantina"
Farewell Banquet at the Vista Cantina Restaurant. Excellent food and classical guitar entertainment as the sun slowly sinks behind the red rocks, we reminisce with our BDE compadres about our Sedona experience.
FRIDAY JUNE 10 - EARLY MORNING
"Carpooling to the Canyon"
A day at one of the natural wonders of the world. It's more than just a hole in the ground!
The cactus deflated . . . it's time to head home.
Thanks to Paula and Ken for the pictures!
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