Hey there PM/ICD friends. My husband Bob and I are just back from a month-long road trip from our home near Seattle through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California and back north. One of the highlights was meeting Dominique (Stepford_Wife) in Colorado, and unfortunately I caught a bug as we were leaving New Mexico and was unable to meet Susan (Queen_Beez) in Arizona as planned. To my question though: we are members of Triple A (AAA, a travel club that provides maps, lodging info etc) and as we headed for Sedona, Arizona I was reading up on the area to plan our hiking activities. I was stunned by one of the paragraphs in the write-up and wondered if there might be implications for us PM/ICD folks. The book said of Sedona: "Alongside artists live spiritualists who embrace the energy set forth by such natural splendor. Sedona is purportedly home to several vortexes, specific fields that emit energy upward from the earth. First channeled and defined by Page Bryant in 1980, a vortex is said to emanate three types of energy: electrical (masculine), magnetic (feminine), or electromagnetic (neutral). Found at various locations, these natural power fields are thought to energize and inspire. Sedona is said to contain a curiously high number of vortexes and is one of the few places in the world that possesses all three types of energy." It goes on to list numerous specific locations in and around Sedona where these vortexes can be experienced. Because I'd never heard of such before, and wondered whether these vortexes might cause PM problems, Bob and I picked hikes that avoided such locations, but I wondered: is this real? Can it interfere with PM/ICD performance? I don't understand it. So ElectricFrank and others who live or have traveled in the area and know whether this is an issue or hokey or what . . . .please weigh in? I'm not in Arizona anymore but remain curious.
Take care all, CathrynB
P.S. For those of you interested in hiking, Sedona is fabulous!!!