Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Prescott, Arizona, United States
Jun 22, 2020 - Whiskey and Rocks
We’ve spent the past week exploring Prescott, Arizona. Founded in 1864, Prescott was Arizona’s original Territorial Capital, before it was relocated in Phoenix. Rich in minerals, mining and timber brought settlers to the area. Not many historical buildings survived that era due to several fires that swept through town, destroying the timber-built structures. It wasn’t until after 1900 that building materials began favoring stone over wood. The Governor’s Mansion, built in 1864, is one of the few survivors. Remarkably, it remains in the same...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2019 - Canyon de Chelly National Monument - August 2018
Hi, All! This is a tad ahead of our moving date but Canyon de Chelly is an amazing place so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share some of the photos and history of it. We first drove through the area on a road trip with friends back in 1998, didn't get to stop long but to have a quick look-see and it captured my interest and imagination. It is desolate and beautiful all at the same time. Navajo still live in the canyon, farm in the canyon and have been there for a very long time. Ever since our trip in '98, I've wanted to return to...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2019 - Wickenburg, AZ
Paul and I made a day trip, with Zeke, to Wickenburg. It's about 90 minutes south of Prescott, we took the scenic route through Granite Mountain. We briefly stopped at the Granite Mountain Hot Shots Memorial. It's a good 3 mile hike in and then back out over some pretty rough terrain. For those of you who don't know about the Hot Shots - 19 firemen were killed in 2013 when a fire erupted in Yarnell, Arizona. The fire was started by a lightening strike. Unfortunately for these 19 men from the Prescott area, they became overrun by the fire...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2019 - Watson & Willow Lake
Watson and Willow Lake are two reservoirs in Prescott. You'll see from the photos that the rock formations are amazing. There is kayaking during the summer, canoeing and fishing, as well a lots of trails that run around and through the Granite Dells. I think anyone that's been out here with us has been there to visit. Nice areas for picnics and just beautiful views - just remember not do go on a holiday weekend ... like we did! Duh! . These photos were take Memorial Day Weekend. We were in AZ May of 2018 and also went to Watson Lake for a...Jump to full entry
May 27, 2019 - Happy Memorial Day!
Hope you all had good weather for Memorial Day in the U.S. It was very cool here in Prescott - high close to 60 and sunny but windy. Not typical Memorial Day weather for AZ, that's for sure! We had up and down weather all last week, some kind of rain/sleet/snow on Monday while we were in town running errands and then snow Wednesday night thru Thursday morning, just a dusting but definitely unexpected! We had plans to go to Wickenburg on Thursday and since it was considerably warmer there (65) to our 50, we decided to hit the road - and...Jump to full entry
As you may have expected, my brother and I have much the same work ethic - just get it done! Below is his list of what he and Paul accomplished while they were with us from May 1 through May 7 - impressive, isn't it!????!!!! Thanks, Marty! You're the best!!!!!! And Paul for all your help to get the projects done! And thanks to my sister-in-law, Cathy, for all the help unpacking; as well as Paul's cousin, Rose, who unpacked and helped me with a ton of organizing projects; and Karen Allen, who was here to help sort, unpack, tidy and...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2019 - May 17, 2017 - another week ends
Amazing how time flies, no matter where you live... I am missing my family and friends back in Cleveland but thanks to email, text, cell phones and FaceTime it doesn't feel like we left almost 3 weeks ago. Paul and I continue to get our projects done one by one, I got the rest of my plants from Cleveland either in the ground or in containers; Paul washed my car inside and out, and I also set up the CD player and figured out how to use the surround sound system, which plays in the great room, office, master bathroom, now if only I could...Jump to full entry
May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019 - Getting Settled
Hi, All! For the most part, we are all settled, just need to hang pictures, I think. Yesterday we became official AZ residents - got our new driver's license and car license plates, I got my Prescott Library Card, and Zeke got his new dog license - a whopping $6! Zeke will be going for his rattlesnake vaccine in about two weeks - yes, you heard me, rattlesnake vaccine. We also want to take him to a rattlesnake training class - now if only we could get him to ignore javelinas, coyote, and bobcats! Zeke did have an encounter with a lizard...Jump to full entry
May 11, 2019 - Saturday, May 11, Paul's BD!!!!
Hi, All! Sorry I've been AWOL!!!! :-D Busy unpacking, taking care of those people who traveled with us to AZ (plus Zeke and Jax) and those who came after to help unpack. Thank you one and all for all your help!!1 For the most part, we are unpacked, settled, sorted and I will now commence reorganizing - ah, one of my favorite things, as many of you know. :-) Before I forget to mention ... Prescott has an average of 290 days of sunshine. However, that being said, starting last Tuesday we had rain, a few thunderstorms, and cooler than normal...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2019 - Gallup, New Mexico to Prescott, Arizona!
WE ARE IN PRESCOTT! . We arrived at our house about noon, unpacked the cars, sorted out Zeke and Jax and went to have some lunch - a well deserved one, I might add! WE DID IT!!!! Four and a half days on the road - dodging rain storms, snow storms, fog and finally brilliant sunshine all day today. We just missed a major flood in Davenport, IA and by taking a different route, missed the snow that Breckenridge had - 5" the night we were to have arrived and 8" the following morning. Goodness, were we ever glad to have changed our route and...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2018 - Leg #34 Check Engine Light
/// Thursday - September 13, 2018 Yesterday was a frustrating day. Woke early this morning and we were hooked up and on the road shortly after 6:00 am. Our route today would be west on I-40 for approximately 15 miles and then south on Hwy 89 to Prescott. The road conditions today were rough. Traffic was light until we approached Prescott. My GPS gave some poor directions and after a couple of u-turns and turn arounds we finally arrived at our destination shortly after 8:00 am. We traveled 75 miles. Check-in was very simple and we were soon...Jump to full entry
Feb 28, 2018 - Garrison
We have been listening to Prairie Home Companion on NPR since the mid 1970’s when it first began. This musical variety show reflected the midwestern sensibilities of its host and creator Garrison Keillor and touched the souls of many of us who live nowhere near the coasts. Over time it caught on nationwide and listeners were charmed by the folksy stories Garrison told to end to end the show about his fictional home town and its residents. While they were fictional characters, in Garrison’s hands they became as real as people we knew from...Jump to full entry