Saturday, February 22, 2014

Prescott, Arizona

On the way from Las Vegas to Phoenix we stopped in Prescott, Arizona (we're told "Prescott" should be pronounced like "biscuit", not like "press cot"). We stayed at the Willow Lake RV Park just outside of town (where we stayed a few years ago). RV parks don't always have great tent sites, but this one is pretty good. No one else was tent camping so we got the prime site (T17) in a small sandy bowl surrounded by granite hills and boulders. Definitely a scenic spot, as you can see. (our site was just down to the left)

view of Prescott from Willow Lake

We decided to spend two nights here and do a day hike. We chose the Groom Creek Loop Trail (which we found using the AllTrails app) and really enjoyed it.

spiral seeds

As usual, there were quite a few birds flitting about, but it was hard to catch them. It wasn't until I looked at the photograph that I managed to identify (I think) it as a Spotted Towhee. He looks like he has some character. (I know, hopeless anthropomorphizing!)

Spotted Towhee

The night we arrived (fairly late in the day) we ate at the nearby  Manzanita Grill at the Antelope Hills Golf Course. The next night we ate in town at El Gato Azul (The Blue Cat), a tapas style restaurant. The food was great and there was excellent live entertainment (a foursome playing flute, keyboard, bass, and percussion) - recommended.

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