Tuesday 28 March 2017

SmoHoes with friends

Pat and Harold decided to take Julie to the Grand Canyon today and because we had just been there, we decided to head the other direction and check out Prescott Arizona.  We headed up through Jerome to experience highway 89A, which is the scenic route to Prescott.  I took this nice scenic picture looking down from Jerome over the valley below just for Kyra.  Hope you enjoy it.

Had to take a quick shot of the old truck in Jerome on the way through.

The drive up the mountain from Jerome heading south is breath taking.  There are some steep winding mountain passes that give some very special views down the valley but there are not a lot of places to pull over and take pictures.

We live somewhere down there.
A picture of a picture taker
The 3 Amigos
Rugged rock formations
Prescott is a nice city of about 40,000 people and is quite spread out.  We visited the historic downtown which is only about 4 city blocks of little shops, restaurants, and pubs.  It is definitely tourist trappy and my goodness, look who it has trapped!!!

Nice hat
While I was looking at the beautiful County Court building I noticed a protest line marching around the block.  They were protesting everything and anything.  It is funny how some people feel the need to make up amateur signs and parade around trying to drum up anger in others instead of doing something about what they feel so strongly about.  If you feel the need to "Impeach the President" or to "Save the Critters" then get busy and do it.  Don't shove your silly sign in my face.  Just my opinion.

When we got back to the Ponderosa, the Sedona hills were shining red in the setting sun.  Money can not buy the scenery we have out our back yard.  We are so thankful for that and marvel at the many wonders we see as we travel this country.

About a year ago we had the pleasure of meeting the Darby family in the same spot where we are camping now in Cottonwood.  Dave, Julie and their 5 children won our hearts with their attitude toward life as they travelled America in their motor home and shared with us some of their experiences.  We have stayed in touch with them over the last year and quite by accident, Daves parents decided to dry camping just a few feet down the road from us.  We managed to meet up with Garry and Lynda and they agreed to join us for a wiener roast tonight.  What a wonderful couple and we had a great time sitting around the bonfire telling stories and roasting SmoHoes.  We hope our paths will cross again in our travels.  Thanks for dropping by.

There is always something mesmerizing about the fire as it burns down.

Tonight we are camped on BLM land near Cottonwood AZ at 34.66837, -111.9620 and this is the view looking from the bonfire to our window.


  1. Jerome looks a trap I could fall into too! There are many of those around!!

  2. Yes, those "traps" have my name on them!! It is a nice hat!
    Glad you enjoyed meeting the parents of your friends. That's what makes this a grand lifestyle....that and your beautiful view!!


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