Sedona and the trails get busier on the weekends from people coming up for the weekend, so we took Sunday off to run some errands. We went to Cottonwood which is a lot less touristy then Sedona to spend the day. Before heading into Cottonwood to do fun stuff like laundry and grocery shopping, we stopped off to check out Tuzigoot National Monument.
Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument is a 2 to 3 story Sinagua Indian pueblo ruin on top of a hill just outside of Cottonwood. It was built sometime between 1125 and 1400. Apparently the Sinugua didn’t build very many doors, instead they had ladders that went to trap doors in the floors of the rooms. We took the trail that wandered around the ruins and the hill. There is a path that climbs up a staircase to the top level, but it was closed for repairs.
After the ruins, we went into Cottonwood to do our least favorite part about living in an RV. We went to a laundromat to do our laundry. One of the good things about staying in an RV park is that they usually have laundry facilities there. Since we usually choose to avoid RV parks we are stuck finding a laundromat. If we can find one next to a bar or brewery, it’s bearable, but not in this case. After our chore was done we rewarded ourselves with lunch and beers.
We went to THAT Brewery. That is the name of it, THAT Brewery. Could be the cause of some confusion, but since there aren’t very many breweries around here it works. This was our second time at THAT Brewery in Cottonwood. We were last here in 2015 but it felt the same and we enjoyed it. Sunday is happy hour all day, which means $3.50 pints. They don’t serve food here, but you’re welcome to bring your own which is why we stopped and got burritos first. Bonus, since they don’t serve food, dogs are allowed. Fletcher got to lay on the cool floor while we drank. I liked the Monsoon Mud Stout, Derek liked their flagship Arizona Trail Ale.