Arizona, 5.21.19 & 5.22.19

I was awakened this morning about 5 a.m. by strong winds rocking Shorty to and fro. It is COLD out. πŸ₯ΆThere is snow on the ground.

The William’s Arizona welcome sign.πŸ–

Last night we grabbed a bite at a little restaurant in town and walked around for a bit. IT WAS COLD!πŸ₯Ά

This morning I see the hotel parking lot we slept in is a Ramada Inn, shared with a Rodeo Restaurant & Sports Bar. Thank you from two weary travellers.

It’s almost 8 a.m. and the sun is shining bright, but it is still COLD outside.

I spy with my little eye a McDonald’s in the distance and a Latte with my name on it!! β˜•πŸ˜Š

Destination today Prescott! 😁 Looking forward to our visit with friends Mark and Roxanne!! Haven’t seen them since January.

Sidebar: when traveling to different states one cannot predict what the weather may be. Sure, I checked the weather in the states and major towns I anticipated we’d visit. I checked annual averages, seasons, etc. but the weather was colder and much wetter than I anticipated. Fortunately we packed everything from coats, scarves and hiking boots, to flip flops, shorts and swimsuits. I guess what I’m saying is that we were ready for whatever Mother Nature threw our way. πŸ˜‰ Although, I was hoping for a campsite with a jacuzzi or a natural hot spring to take a dip.😁We left Williams and headed to Sedona.

Here are a couple of videos, so you could feel like you are riding along with us. If u listen closly you could hear Craig whistling to the song “It’s working” by William Murphy.

Here is another video for your ride along pleasure.😁 watch this guy in the truck stop in front of us to make a left turn.😳

We entered the beautiful town of Sedona, but we could not find any RV parking so we drove around for a bit, then continued down the highway hunting for fuel.

More highway views.

Fuel

We considered filling the tank in Williams, but the fuel cost was $3.99 a gallon.😳 At that point we were just above half tank which is my comfort level. Anything below half tank and I begin to feel like this: 😱😫🀯 anxious. We found a town between Sedona and Prescott that had fuel for $3.19 a gallon. By this time we were at a quarter tank. Can we say ANXIOUS? 😱 My wallet was happy we waited tho.πŸ˜‰

We stopped in Prescott Valley to dump our grey and black tanks and fill our propane tank. I spied this fun toy across the street.

This little four-seater beauty reminded me of the time we went Razor riding with our friends Carle and Joyce in Lone Pine.πŸ‘And then I saw this georgous red and black beast.

Shorty next to this gorgeous beast.

It is a beauty of a beast, but Shorty suites us just fine!πŸ₯°On to Prescott to see our friends!

We arrived at the home of our friends Mark and Roxanne. It was so nice to see them! We sat around the dining room table catching up, talking and laughing. We reminisced about the Panama Canal cruise and talked about taking an Alaskan cruise together. We then went for a ride around town and took a quick walk at Granite Dells Lake it was beautiful! It was cold or we would have stayed out there longer.

We got a tour of the Bucky’s Yavapai Indian Casino and enjoyed some beautiful city views. We sat in the lounge, enjoyed a glass of wine and laughed some more. We dined at a downtown Prescott restaurant and talked and laughed some more. We laugh ALOT when the four of us are together! It was getting late and we were tired. We got back to the house and hit the hay!

Wednesday, 5.22.19

We slept in this morning. After a quick breakfast Roxanne and I went to the grocery store and then the 4 of us went for a ride to Jerome’s.

We explored and walked around this quaint little artsy, hippie town and chatted with some of the local artists. We were impressed with the Nelly Bly store. They claim to have the largest collection of kaleidoscopes for sale. They were quite impressive!

Craig peeking in one.

Here is a pic of us in kaleidoscope form. Just look really closely to see our photo. It was really cool!!

A local sculptor was working in the little studio behind Craig.

Map of the tiny town of artists.

Creativity. Cool sculpture.

This was an odd piece of art. An old cigarette machine. The doll heads were a little creepy.🀯

These were the steps heading down to the sculptor studio.

After Jerome we took a ride to the town of Cottonwood. It was a windy mountain ride back to the house.

Later in the evening we had dinner of cajun sausage and shrimp with veggies and cornbread. Delish!

Craig and Mark played a couple of games of pool downstairs.

We wrapped up the evening playing Phase 10, a card game.

Clearly I need more practice taking selfies…Craig was playing too but I accidently cut him off.😳

Our time with Mark and Roxanne is always so enjoyable! When we arrived Roxanne said “You know where your room is, make yourself at home.” And we do!! Such GREAT people. We all get along so well!! They are an added BONUS should we decide to move to Prescott. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Well, our trip is winding down. 😫We will look at the map in the morning to see which route we will take back home to So. CA. We want to be back home before the Memorial Day traffic hits the road.

Sidebar: not sure why but the formatting gets a little wonky and runs together at times. I need to figure that out. Maybe because I have been using my phone rather than my laptop? IDK…

6 thoughts on “Arizona, 5.21.19 & 5.22.19

  1. The videos gave me a flashback of when I had just gotten married, making the car trip to Cali and then back to Texas two years later. I was in awe then of the trees and mountains and your videos spurred those long ago memories.
    Thanks for sharing.

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