By the time we finished the hike, it had gotten too late to get to Red Rock State Park and still eat dinner early as we have been doing on this trip. Since the 8 pm TV shows at home come on at 7 pm here in Arizona, we like to get home in time for those (mostly me, but Barry has Prison Break and 24 on Mondays), plus we are eating large breakfasts but light lunches, so are really needing dinner earlier than normal. So, we just headed right to El Rincon Restaurant back at Tlaquepaque village. Thankfully, it is a very casual place, so our hiking clothes were fine. We were able to secure a table outdoors on the patio, and had margaritas and a good Mexican meal. I had a combination plate with a tamale, cheese enchilida, rice, and beans; and Barry had a huge chicken burrito, rice, and beans. It was delicious, but I must say that we would give a higher rating overall to Oaxaca Restaurant, where we'd eaten the night before. In fact, Barry suggested that we head over to Oaxaca on the way back to the hotel, to split another Chocolate Binge for dessert. Even though I am sure I really didn't need dessert, it sounded like a pretty good idea to me, and it was an amazing dessert, so we did that. I got a fancy dessert coffee to accompany the "Binge", and let Barry eat at least 2/3 of the dessert. Barry came up with an idea for making an ice-cream pie to mimic it, using cinnamon graham crackers to make a crust. Here's how the dessert is described on the Oaxaca web site: Coffee ice cream inside a crispy cinnamon coated flour tortilla, topped with a chocolate, peanut butter, and honey sauce, garnished with pecans. Barry proclaimed this dessert the best he's ever had!
It was another wonderful day in Sedona, and I am in love with this charming and gorgeous town and area. The weather has been lovely (today's high was in the low to mid 80s but felt much cooler because of the lack of humidity, and lows were in the 50s), and we wish we could stay longer, but tomorrow we are off to Albuquerque, stopping to see the Petrified Forest National Park on the way. New Mexico, here we come!