Where Can You Find Magnificent Red Rock and Artisan Culture in One Location?

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For a fabulous girl’s week off four of us booked two suites at Diamond Resorts Los Abrigados Resorts in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Pronounced T-lockey-pockey, this 1970s Sedona landmark means “best of everything.”

It's always rush hour in Sedona on Hwy 89A
It’s always rush hour in Sedona on Hwy 89A

We took this picture last March when the sun smiled through the sky’s blue eyes. Today the November’s sky’s mood turned mopey. The rocks tried to cheer it up in the morning, but by 2:00 they had lost the battle.

 

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Determined to enjoy the fine rocks in spite of the drizzling rain, Darlene and I ventured back down the hill to scout out different rocks. We ambled into Renee Taylor’s art and jewelry gallery accepted a glass of orange juice and a chocolate cookie and started rock hunting.

Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery told us about this valuable rock.
Darlene loved this piece of larimar jewelry.

The piece of paper attached a specific value to this rock that reached deeper into my pockets than I cared to delve. Therefore I cut it off. However, I did, enjoy learning about these rare larimar stones from Kristen.

Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery
Kristen at Renee Taylor Gallery

“Larimar is …composed largely of pectolite, …(a combination of) calcium and sodium.”

“Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar,found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean..” Wikipedia.

My favorite piece of larimar jewelry
My favorite piece of larimar jewelry

The twenty paper dollar bill in my did not go far – even to start a lay-a-way program. So we meandered through the shopping center snapping pictures of Thanksgiving displays decorating the cement fountains.

Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.
Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.

“Cut it out, Marsha. You missed me smiling.”

“Sorry, Fountain Woman. I would cut the picture out of my post if I had a virtual pair of scissors.”

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9 responses to “Where Can You Find Magnificent Red Rock and Artisan Culture in One Location?”

  1. Yellow Stills or Still Yellow? – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. Avatar

    Beautiful scenery Marsha and love that stone work.. I would need a layaway plan too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yes, I’m afraid we both would! 🙂

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  3. the eternal traveller Avatar

    The jewellery is gorgeous and I love the blue colour of the stones. It’s nice to window shop without needing to buy.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I remember we did a bit of that in HI! 🙂 Can’t wait to do it in Australia! 🙂

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  4. Jill Weatherholt Avatar

    Beautiful photos, Marsha! That necklace is gorgeous. I had a wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic years ago. The locals are so friendly.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That sounds exotic! I’ve never been there! If you’ve written about it leave me a link in my comment section. 😀😀😀

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  5. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Wonderful post Marsha. 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much!

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