We really like Prescott, it's high on our list of places to live. We love the dozens of miles of trails right around town and the relatively mild four season climate. But so do many, many other people. Real estate, both old and new, is in high demand. Those looking for work in construction and healthcare should be able to find jobs here for a very long time...if they can find housing.
In the meantime, we don't know if Prescott area will be our landing site, but for now we really enjoyed our week long stay.
|Granite Mountain anchors the western edge of Prescott., as seen from the Williamson Valley trail head.
|We spied a few locals hanging out along Butte Creek.
|Beautiful Watson Lake sits right behind our RV park with miles of trails through the Granite Dells.
|We love that Prescott is really focused on expanding their already robust trail system.
This is a scene along the new Easter Island trail.
|Watson Lake with Granite Mountain in the distance.
|Approaching an old cottonwood grove on Wilson Lake.
|Some of the oldest trees in this grove are home to cormorant and great blue heron rookeries.
|Cormorant nests overhead.
|To stay on the trails through the Granite Dells we follow the white dots...
|The claret cup hedgehogs were just beginning to bloom during our stay.
|Miles and miles of fantastic boulders!
|Scrambling through a canyon.
|An amphitheater-like viewpoint.
|We like staying at Point of Rocks RV Park, many of the perimeter sites back up to a boulder field.
That's our rig in site 56F.
|We delayed our departure by a couple of days because we didn't want to drive hundreds of miles in wind like this!
We left Prescott one week ago and are now settled into my dad's house in San Diego for the rest of the summer. Our RV is parked in the driveway; stowed away and out of service for the first time since we bought it in 2012.
Rosie is running around the whole house like a maniac...you'd think she was a kitten, not a 10 year old! It's weird to be in a house, we have to walk so far to do anything...makes us appreciate how functional an RV is! But having a big kitchen and washer and dryer is pretty darn nice.
While my dad makes his fifth RV trip to Alaska, I've got a garden to work in all summer long, Hans has pickleball nearby, and the neighborhood walking can't be beat because the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay are each less than a mile away as the crow flies. San Diego is not a bad place to spend the summer!