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Alligator, Ostrich & Elk at World of Jerky

IMG_8971While my friend and I drove down route 89A into Sedona Arizona we went right past a sign that read “Elk Jerky Ahead” and became determined to try some on our trip. We couldn’t seem to figure out where that sign was trying to lead us to. Maybe the little house nearby, but it didn’t look like a store so we decided to look elsewhere. As we arrived at Sedona, we drove down the main road where I noticed the Buck Thornton’s World of Jerky on the second story of a little shopping area. I shouted to my friend excitedly and she quickly found a small parking lot to stop in.

We got out of the car, crossed the street and headed up the stairs. Inside the store was jerky everywhere as well as nuts, candies, salsas and sauces. The store was full from the ceiling to the floor. There were so many different kinds I can’t even remember them all. A few I do remember were elk, venison, beef, buffalo, alligator, kangaroo, and ostrich. They had variety packs where you could purchase a number of different flavors and just single flavor bags.

We stood at the front desk and overheard Kitty, the “Queen of Jerky” and co-founder, ask another customer if they would be interested in trying any samples. The customer replied no, but my friend and I jumped on the chance. We tried a little bit of everything and they were all so delicious we had a hard time deciding on which to buy. We finally settled on alligator, ostrich, and venison, both very pleased at our selection.

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We continued to talk to Kitty and she told us about some amazing hikes to go see in the area, but we decided to stick to the one we had already planned on checking out. She also gave me a beautiful magnet for Sedona that I had been planning on purchasing.

If you like jerky at all, Buck Thornton’s World of Jerky is definitely the place to venture to while in Sedona. With enough hospitality, generosity and kindness to win the heart of anyone that walks into the shop, you won’t find another place quite like it. And if you can’t get to their store, you can always order from their online shop!

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A Pizzeria with Class

photo-1414490929659-9a12b7e31907As the sunset and the moon rose over Catalina Island our day came closer and closer to an end. We decided we should eat something to tide us over on our ferry ride home. We searched for something small since neither of us were super hunger and came upon a little pizza shop, Original Antonio’s Pizzeria.

IMG_8968The place was actually really neat inside. It had pictures of all different old celebrities on the walls with their autographs and a huge bison head near the front entrance. I would have liked to sit inside and eat, maybe play a few songs on their table top jukeboxes, but my friend wanted some fresh air. We each got a slice of pizza for a little over $3, there were only two options cheese or pepperoni, and while it wasn’t the best pizza, I’ve had worse.

After we ate we headed over to our ferry. It was dark by the time we left and as we pulled away from the dock a pastor came and sat next to us. We spent half the trip having an inspiring talk with him and he just couldn’t be happier with his life. He’s one of those people that always sees the bright side of every situation and trusts that everything will work out just as it is supposed to when it is supposed to. His relationship with “God,” as he puts it, was just astonishing. He asks, he receives and he is extremely grateful for everything he has. It was a great way to end our trip, truly mind-opening.