You never know where life’s going to take you, and the incredible people you meet along the way. On a whim last fall I applied my daughter for an immersion retreat and low and behold she was accepted. Grateful she was thrilled at the idea of spending spring break with us tagging along in the background.
Sedona brought us out to meet Legacy Out Loud’s Elisabeth Cardiello. Legacy Out Loud is a mentorship program designed to build confidence, solidify purpose and awaken entrepreneurial spirit in ambitious young women. Once by invitation-only, this course has turned into an exclusive immersion retreat, held annually over Spring Break, that takes the intimate group of young women leaders selected on a transformative journey of discovery. I had the pleasure of photographing these fantastic ladies and hearing about their mission. Not only does Elisabeth inspire she is an aspiring entrepreneur as well. Check out Elisabeth’s Café Unimatic, and incredible Italian roasted coffee served if you like in these vintage 1962 Italian Coffee Pots. Perk-fection!
While my oldest gal stayed for the retreat, we found ourselves enjoying the red rock scenery. Our first hike was pretty amazing, challenging and lengthy. Almost five hours later we found ourselves back amongst the living in the main strip of Sedona.
A bit parched in this March chilly weather we still managed to find a sweet spot at the 89Agave for a much-needed margarita. After we replenished our electrolytes, we ordered probably the best taquitos ever. We hiked for 5 hours and only had our Clif bars and nuts and probably anything would have been the bomb.
The cool thing that brought us back (the next day, same day scenario) was the infused tequilas for some exciting cocktails. Difficult choices here: Serrano Pineapple, Prickly Pear, Cinnamon Orange, and the 89Agave Ultimate.
We opted for high octane just because we thought we survived our ability not to crash and burn on this adventure. So, if in Sedona stop by and grab your taquitos and try their flight of guacamoles– its worth the extra steps!
All and all, the trip was a success, my kiddo made great friendships and lifelong lessons. We hiked, got sore feet, enjoyed the red rock scenery and got our Mexican food fix.
HAPPY TRAILS SEDONA!0