After our whirlwind social stop near Phoenix, we take it pretty easy in Wickenburg. In fact we do even less than we planned.
The drive north on Hwy 60 is very pretty, and Tuesday's weather is perfect. After a ridiculous routing by our GPS through the roundabout in Wickenburg, we get back on track and pull into the Horspitality RV Park and Boarding Stable. If you come here, know that you can easily make a safe left turn into the park without the nonsense of "turning around".
When I made the reservation I knew we'd be in the overflow near the stables - every park is booked in Wickenburg this week - and the stables is where we're at :-)))) We look very out of place among all the horse trailers, the only RV in this area. Our neighbors include a pretty Buckskin on one side and a rugged Palomino on the other. Our site is gravel, water and electric only - really only - impossible to get level - but it's fine.
The stables and arena are very active starting with feeding time before sun up, and mostly all day. It's fun to watch all the horses exercising, being groomed, and rolling in the dirt (generally just after they've been groomed). It's all familiar to me from my previous life owning a ranch and horses. For Bill, not so much :-)
Folks are friendly, they all seem to know each other, and are very nice to us.
|Our pretty neighbor|
|One of these is not like the others.....|
|This very non-discript place is a five star restaurant owned by Chef Simon, who moved here from NYC to escape the city chaos. I've heard of it from other bloggers, and the food is still a wonderful surprise!|
|A few areas of dense Saquaros.|
|Lots of green.|
The Corner Bakery is closed, as are most storefronts. I am very surprised to see all of the buildings still standing. Well, it looks like "all" because there are no empty lots or burned buildings. I thought the town had been nearly wiped out by the devastating fire of 2013, but the main street seems intact. A good thing!
We continue on to Peeples Valley, full of horse ranches and miles of white and black fences. There are a lot more horses in this part of Arizona than we saw in Kentucky!
Since our plan is to come back this way from Prescott, we don't continue on to Skull Valley. It turns out to be a bad decision.
|We don't pick up one of their famous pizzas, but I do peruse the cute shop in Congress that I've read so much about over the years.|
Our second stop without sewer means a couple loads in the laundry room. At least I can still use my dryer at home!
|View from the laundry. Good thing everyone's friendly because they're really packed in here. I like the stables :-))|
|Lots of this - different and just as beautiful.|
|Views from Sunset Point in the Black Canyon area.|
The drive through the pines is pretty, with lovely views of the valleys below. I don't take any pics because I just want to get home. We should have made the drive to Skull Valley the day before as we miss that too.
Oh well, we can, and will, come back.
|Thanks Wickenburg, we appreciate the show.|
|How is it easier to go over the Jeep?|