Wednesday, August 30, 2017

3 Feet from Death! here I was watering the veggies and about to wrap up the hose when I look down and see this bad boy wrapped up nicely. I didn't freak out because he has been hanging around the house now for over a month or so. It just catches you off guard sometimes when you aren't looking for them. Less than a week ago, my face was 3 feet away from him when I was bent down planting wildflower seeds.

He has not rattled so we are in a nice agreement to keep our distances. He apparently respects my desire to feed the plants and provide him with mouse potential.

Loving Nature to the fullest!


Friday, August 25, 2017

OMG! I found the END of the Internet!

Happy Anniversary to Shaping The Verde Valley Blog!!!

Over 26,000 views...

139 Posts...

Highest viewed post reached over 1,500 views...

Just a year of Shaping the Verde Valley together with all of you and we are SUPER excited and proud! THANK YOU!!!

On top of that....I found one search that returned NO RESULTS from the entire Internet! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I know...its images...but still!!!)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ride like the wind!!!

Ride like the WHAT??? heard us. Road bikers UNITE!!!

Check out Self Propelled Tours of Sedona for the most amazing bicycle adventure possible! As one of the four true ECO-FRIENDLY tour companies in Sedona, you will certainly do your job to minimize your carbon footprint while on tour!

We love our friend Heather and her passion for what she does as she provides the ONLY road bicycle tour in the entire Verde Valley!

Pictures do NOT do it justice, but look at them, then read some of the questions asked of heather below and see if this Ride-O-Licious tour is for you!

Bear:    "So Heather...where do you go for your tours?"
Heather:    "Four of my tours start at Absolute Bikes on SR 179 in the Village of Oak Creek. For the other four tours, I pick up the bikes and meet you in West Sedona. Tours range from 14 to 40 miles and can also be customized just for YOU!"

Bear:    "Do I have to be an avid cyclist to do your tours?"
Heather:    "No! Not at all. You just need to know how to ride a bike and be in good enough shape for the distance you choose to ride."

Bear:    "Can I bring my own bike?"
Heather:    "Absolutely! In fact, if you bring your own bike, I'll give you a $25 discount on your tour!"

Bear:    "Any age limits Heather?"
Heather:    "No. Being able to ride is the only requirement."

AND...if you book your tour with Heather, make sure you refer to the Sedona Segway Discount Code: SST2017 and you will receive 15% OFF your tour

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Some sad news from Sedona...

We were riding on Jordan Rd and came across this sight. Another long-time favorite of ours and many other locals have closed their doors.

If you can, please share and keep the good vibes for our friends; Eric and Sylvia from Takashi Japanese Restaurant.


What is THIS creature???

On a ride today, Bear came across this incredible moth! Look at the size of it and how it blends into the wall with its patterns. Super Kewl!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

What brings Passion to Your Life??

So... This is what I do for a Living
...Ok.... well this is one of the things I do in Living...
Does this look like I really work hard? ...ehumm.... yeah,.. well sometimes I really Do!
I really dig what I do, and if i'm going to work, or do a Job, than at least I am going to find one full of Passion so that working doesn't feel soo...   .workie... lol..
(not sure if that's a word but you know what I mean) 

This is Natalie, Nathan, Laura, Dave and Garrett! This is exactly Why I am a Segway Guide in Sedona Arizona - Because I Freaking Love what I do ...and It shows!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Don't stop your Wine-ing!

Seriously folks. We need more Wine-ers!

Our friends at Wine Tours of Sedona have an affinity for Wine-ers! Here's why...

Wine Tours of Sedona has been providing tours in the area since 2001. Currently, they are the longest running wine tour operator in the area! What sets them apart from others is their level of service, attention to detail and the personal touch with each tour. All of their tours are Private to your individual, couple, family or group needs. They feel that by offering you a private tour, you will enjoy Your tour experience at Your own pace, going where You want to go, seeing what You want to see and most importantly, going to the vineyards and tasting rooms that have wines that meet the tastes of YOUR palate!

They go to over 25 locations along the Verde Valley Wine Trail and have tours from 3 to 8 hours in duration. Couple that with lunch and/or dinner options, raw chocolate, shopping opportunities and scenic add-ons, this gives you the ultimate and most fully comprehensive Northern Arizona Scenic Wine Country Tour Experience!!!

ALL tours can be booked online via their website (see below). Simply click the link below for all the details and booking options that will delight your taste-buds and fancies. Make it happen America! Come to Northern Arizona and get your Wine-ing On!

Feel free to call them at 928-224-2991.

Mention that you were referred by Sedona Segway Tours and get 15% OFF Your tour!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Change can be glorious!

Here we are going on our 8th year and kickin in the afterburners! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Please check out our newly designed website as we're expanding our reach globally! We have a new page called; MEDIA KIT+. It is for links and downloads and all sorts of delicious information.

We are focused on spreading the word of COMMUNITY and working together for the greater good of the entire Verde Valley. Our Blog has taken off with posts reaching as many as 1000+ readers! Awesome stuff!

Come check it out....we think the new style is divine!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Movin' On Gallery is LOADED!!!

What an amazing place to see incredible art!

New artists are showcased here as well as world renown local artists from the entire Verde Valley! We're talking paintings, jewelry, crystals and gems, quilts, and all sorts of items your home needs! Excellent prices and great people!

Under new management, the Movin' On Gallery is dedicated to giving you a lifetime experience in a one-stop-shop flavor for your artistic desires and passions.

Here's a short list of some of their artists:
    Jodie Ball - oils
    Bill Caldwell - Photographic art
    Patricia Caldwell - Fiber art
    Lorraine Fexas - Glass art
    Vicki Tara Gale - Sculpture and jewelry
...And the list goes ON!!!

Check them out on their website:
Located in the Hillside Plaza; 671 State Route 179 (1/4 mile from the big "Y" roundabout). Easy parking and lots of eateries around them too.

Here are some examples of the artwork you can find:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Be the ball Danny.....

Some of you remember that quote from Caddy Shack. Not sure why, but some things stick.

What is one of your favorite quotes from a movie (please try to keep it clean)?