Prescott, Arizona: June 7-11, 2019

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Sara’s bliss. Seventy-eight degrees, fifty-five miles per hour, eyes squinting, ears flapping and nose working overtime.

Prescott, the first stop on our big summer of ’19 trip.  The majority of our time will be spent in Colorado.  Prescott is about half way.  It took us eight hours.  The boss has put her foot down and said, “Never again will we drive that long.”

That’s probably a good idea. We were pretty tired when we arrived, so tired we got ourselves into a tight spot with a tree while trying to back into our site.  It was nearly a disaster.

The first three days the weather was in the mid 80s, which is manageable.  Our last day it was over 90.  No bueno.  The Airstream feels like a cave with all the windows closed, blinds down, and the noisy AC cranking.

We did three rides.  The first two rides we’ve done before, which helps eliminate the bickering on the trail about directions.  There’ll be plenty of time for that when we hit all the new places in Colorado.

The third ride was a new area called Spence Basin.  A fellow mountain biker in the campground gave us the tip.  He even gave us an updated map and laid out a trail by trail course for us, but we still managed to get turned around which led to some quality bickering.  Spence Basin was super fun.  If you mountain bike, put it on your list.

And remember kids, Prescott rhymes with Biscuit.

 

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Point of Rocks RV Campground site #54.  Same spot we had two years ago.

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The old girl swaying in the morning sun.

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Goodding’s Verbena lining the Badger Mountain Trail

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Some old guy I’ve never seen before trying to help us fix the drawer under one of the kitchen seats.  He couldn’t help us.  It’ll be one of those things that gets addressed when we are back in town.

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Finally someone saying something about the fake service animals.

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On the Pipeline Trail some clever person put little figurines of three people, a park bench, trees, and shrubs inside a broken portion of the pipe.

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West Side Story in Spence Basin

 

 

 

 

Ha, ha, ha, Russ T. Fender Trail in Spence Basin

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Tatanka Trail, guess where?  Spence Basin!  We really enjoyed it.

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New Mexico Locust

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Our last day it was ninety-one shitty degrees with eleven percent humidity.  At least the biking clothes dried super quick.

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Once the afternoon chores were done Amelia treated herself to an ice cold Tecate with salt and lime.

5 thoughts on “Prescott, Arizona: June 7-11, 2019

  1. Mtn biking vicariously through you two! I always appreciate the distraction while at work 🙂 Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Colorado!

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