Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Leaving Cameron

San Francisco Peaks in the distance

Aspen in fall colors - interesting band across the mtn

Climbing up into the pines again

Mountains around Flagstaff


Pretty forest

Topping over the mountain & looking at a desert valley



Looking toward the Sedona area


Cacti on the hillsides

Lots of yellow wildflowers on the hills

There were ranches as we headed across to Prescott

Heading down into the Prescott Valley

Pretty desert mountain

This peak is just outside Prescott

Houses on Senator Hwy

Arriving at Prescott Pines Camp

Set up in their rv area

The chapel at Prescott Pines Camp

We had another beautiful travel day - & a short one at that. We left Cameron about 9:00 am & pulled into our rv spot here about 1:00 pm. Our drive took us from the desert to the mountain pines - back to the desert & back to the mountains. Coming south from Flagstaff we had one section of highway that was 18 miles of 6% downgrade (we were glad we were going down & not up!). But we enjoyed the sights the entire trip.

Following the directions to our destination, we turned on Mt Vernon St - also called Senators Hwy. We've been told that the reason it was called Senators Hwy is that this street is where the Senators (& other rich people) lived when Prescott was the Territorial Capitol of Arizona. The houses have all been restored & are really lovely. It was an unexpected treat to drive up that street.

We're now at Prescott Pines Camp in Prescott, AZ. We're here for a 3-week SOWERs project. The SOWERs ministry is a volunteer organization of retired couples who sign up for 3-week projects that are made available by agreements between the Christian organizations (camps, churches, mission organizations) & SOWERs. The men work 6 hrs/day 4 days/wk - the women work 3 hrs/day. The men do repair & construction work - the women do cleaning, painting, office work, etc. There are 3 couples on this project & we're all from the West Coast - another couple from CA & one from Washington. We'll start our volunteer work on Monday. So, more later...

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