One of the things I like best about staying put a few extra days is spending some of them just hanging out at home. We love our little place, it's so comfortable. After our big Tuesday, Wednesday at home is perfect.
|The bar is beautiful|
|The ice chest the size of a tanker|
Several glass cabinets hold history on mining, government, gambling, recreation, fire management and the saloon itself.
|1951 vacation brochure|
|A touching, albeit poorly lit, tribute to the Yarnell 19 who died on June 20, 2013|
|Gambling and gamblers|
|Subtle, with a specific demographic|
|A frisky steed at the saloon|
I've seen so many pics of the Granite Dells, and want to see this beautiful place on our way out of town.
Watson Lake is really pretty, and I'm surprised that it's right on Hwy 89.
|Taken from the pull-out on Hwy 89|
I'm also surprised that Granite Dells is mostly private property. To the west of the highway we only find entrances to sub-divisions and private driveways. To the east we find one road that takes us into the rocks and a lot of run-down homes. We're really not sure what to make of this strange place. Not at all what I expected from all the posts I've read....there must be another entrance we're missing.
On our way back to the highway we do find one trailhead. It gives us an opportunity to be among the boulders, to see their wonderful patterns and shapes.
The trail cuts through tall rock and moves into thick trees. There are other hikers here, including two
We're glad we got to see a bit of Prescott and know there is lots more to this pretty little town. Next time we'll stay in a park nearby.
A good amount of rain is in the forecast (no snow this time), and we get the first of it early Friday morning. As we finally have all the necessary information, Bill is able to complete our taxes. The rest of the day we spend being morbidly depressed......well maybe not that bad.
Saturday we continue our slow travels west.