Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
Sep 2, 2018 - End of Trip
On August 14th we made the decision to turn around and head back south. The British Columbia wild fires had created so much smoke that we could not do any activities outside. We were actually in B.C. for about 5 days and as we traveled north the smoke got considerably worse. Each day on the news we would hear of new wildfires. When we were staying at Oliver, B.C. there was an airport across the street from us and every few hours 3 helicopters would land and refuel and take off with baskets of water from the nearby lake. Rick went over and...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2018 - Prescott Valley Elks Lodge
Day Sixteen thru Day Twenty Three We left the Tempe area and traveled up to Prescott Elks about 100 miles mostly up hill arrived and checked in around 11am. Beautiful view out our front window of the mountains, after getting setup took the car into Pep Boys to have the check engine light checked out of course it went again. We will stay here for a week to visit with friends from our Lake Havasu days Fred and Pam and to hike and check out some old mining towns. Went into the lodge for their fish fry and a couple of cocktails before...Jump to full entry
Oct 19, 2016 - Prescott Valley, Az
Oct 19 and Oct 20 Off to Sedona, that wonderful city amid the red rocks. We went to a place called Tlaquepaque. Try saying that with a mouth full of anything. It’s a place of little shops all in a building that looks as if each shop was an add-on to the original building. You wander from shop to shop and it’s amazing what they have in there. The outside is festooned with bigger than life size sculptures in bronze. There were two bears lining the entrance, a stallion rearing, an elk, a darling little boy and girl and he’s tying her shoe, and...Jump to full entry
Oct 17, 2016 - Prescott Valley, Az
Oct 17 and Oct 18 Another travel day, with a stop in Seligman on Route 66. Sure wish we had more time to travel Rt. 66. We made it into Verde Valley and our campground. The next day we went down to Prescott Valley to see Don and Diane. We went to the Sharlot Hall Museum. It’s really a campus of buildings and we went through them all. The first was a history of Arizona from the mammoths that roamed the country side to the Indians and their culture. The next was the first governor’s mansion. It was a log house that was bigger than any I have...Jump to full entry
Oct 1, 2016 - Redrock, Lava Rock and Bedrock
Our road trip from Cathedral Gorge to Prescott Valley, AZ has been quite varied in elevation, weather and terrain. In Nevada, at Cathedral Gorge State Park, the red bentonite clay formations were a great backdrop for the Dutch Oven cookoff. There were twenty-three chefs who cooked an amazing assortment of food. Curry chicken, sausage, stuffed peppers; jalapeno casserole, scalloped potatoes, spicy chicken, apple turnovers and chocolate cake were just some of the dishes. All of the food was prepared in Dutch Ovens over hot coals. Depending...Jump to full entry
Mar 31, 2015 - Got Milk?
Have you ever arrived in an area and seen something completely out of place and wonder about its history? Maybe it was an old house still standing between a new shopping complex and a high rise building? Or perhaps a beautiful turn-of-the-century church in an otherwise gutted neighborhood. Well, right across from the Tempe Elks lodge is, what I think, an unlikely business for such a populated area. As we were driving to the lodge, I wasn’t sure what type of plant it was with its huge, white stainless-steel tanks. Gee, maybe was it a propane...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2014 - Prescott Valley, AZ
Sun, 14 Apr: Back on the road again... It has been well longer than two months since we last connected the car to the coach and hit the road. We thoroughly enjoyed our sojurn at RoVer's Roost, but the thermometer was in the mid nineties earlier in the week and the "hitch itch" was getting pretty bad. Time to bid farewell to our friends and head up (in altitude and latitude) and down (in temperature). We spent the better part of the previous two days getting things moved between the coach and the shed (and vice versa). We had a "farewell"...Jump to full entry
Oct 9, 2013 - Where is Home?
“Where is home?” That is a question we get quite often when we meet people. At first, I told people that we travel full-time in our RV but then they would ask “Well, where WAS home?” So now my typical spiel is that we retired from our jobs in California, sold our house and now live full time in our trailer. You can pick up an Escapee’s Club bumper sticker that reads “Home is where you park it.” However, I think that Pico Iyer, a writer born in India, raised in the UK and who has traveled the world does a better job of answering this...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2013 - Almost Full Circle
Six months ago, we left Mesa, Arizona to begin this year’s road trip. We are now in Prescott Valley, Arizona which is about 125 miles from Mesa. We have almost come full circle on our trip! At 5000’ elevation, the 70 degree temperatures are perfect for me although Art would like it warmer. While we’re here, we’ll attend the 35th annual Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival in nearby Prescott. We’re looking forward to another music-filled weekend. We dusted off our bicycles and took a ride on the Peavine and Iron King Rails-to-Trails bike path....Jump to full entry
Dec 17, 2012 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Still Here!
(Elena Writing) Just to update you that we're still here in Prescott Valley, AZ. Ron's sister has health issues that require major changes in her life and we're helping her with them. Hopefully, we'll be able to leave some time after the first of 2013 to our winter home in Congress, AZ. Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Jump to full entry
Nov 16, 2012 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Visiting Ron's Sister
(Ron Writing) We left Rockhound SP around 8 AM this morning and drove straight through to Prescott Valley, AZ. At 430 miles that’s a lot more than we usually drive in one day. We did make a stop in Tucson to purchase fuel and have lunch at Costco. We are parked in my sister’s driveway and plan to stay here for several days – at least through Thanksgiving.Jump to full entry
May 9, 2012 - Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
We drove a few miles up the road from our RV site to Cottonwood, Arizona. There is a animal park named Africa. There are a lot of African animals as well as a few natives. Almost all are rescues, or were donated. Some were confiscated (illegal to be owned by an individual without proper licensing). One interesting thing about this park that seems different than others. All of the workers really love the animals. There is interaction between the animals and the workers. None are trained. Anything that the animals do is strictly instinctual....Jump to full entry