Sometime months ago, Ben and I decided we were going to take a fun hiking trip. I, of course completely forgot about this and before I knew it, it was time to head to Phoenix. Why Phoenix? Good question. Our friend Brian who also joined us on this trip has an office there so it was a great excuse to meet up with him. First up, our hike in Sedona’s Devil’s Bridge. It lives up to its name…
First, we bought coffee at Yellow Leaf Coffee co…which as you can tell is actually a drive thru. We learned this the hard way. It was very late at night when we got there after many flight delays so we did a Hotel Tonight near by and got coffee in the morning.
Me: Hi, three iced coffees please! No room.
Barista: No sugar? Okay, wow. (The New Yorker in me ignored him but he was right…it was very caffeinated, I think this was actually unadvertised cold brew rather than iced coffee – a regularly $2 difference)
Me: Um, is this a drive—- FUCK
Barista: It’s whatever you want it to be, but, yes typically a drive thru
Below is a photo of what happens when a bunch of people who only know how to live in a city interact with people inside a drive thru coffee.
We made it to Sedona and with no time to spare, skipped every single awesome spa experience and started to hike.
So we made it down the road, which was filled with jeep tours going by and finally made it to the main hike. I have to say that while this is worth it, we went at the most highly trafficked time which made walking quite difficult. Our hike that afternoon/night was much more peaceful.