Back on highway 89 and on to Prescott, you pass a few small towns. The scenery changes from a desert, to farming country, to breathtaking green as far as the eye can see while driving up the winding road in the mountains. As you get near Prescott, it becomes a wooded area. While we were moving along in the mountains, three deer decide run across the highway in front of us. We didn’t have our cameras ready, so we missed out on a great opportunity. Those deer were hauling ass and would not stop to pose for our cameras. You better believe we were camera ready after that, but of course, it didn’t happen again.
The next day, we felt lucky because it was snowing. With us being from Phoenix, that was a rare sight. We did have some concerns that the highway might be icy, but by the time we left, it had cleared up.
The drive home was even more beautiful, if that was possible. The green mountain scenery was dusted with snow with fog hiding the mountain tops. There were patches of snow along the highway and sadly a couple of memorials.
One of the places we wanted to check out was the “Brand New Dead Things” store in Yarnell. We didn’t see it on the way up, but with my new GPS we found it on our drive home. Unfortunately the place was closed because it was a Monday. Next time we will have to make the trip on a weekend.
|My yummy chimichanga. LOL, it tasted much |
better than it looks.
|weird print we saw near the Congress cemetery|
|Hard to tell but it looks like some sort of mine equipment.|
|on the road again...|
|Some of the weird things we saw along the way.|
|Sharon taking pictures.|
If you are cruising around Arizona and looking at the sites, take the trek on highway 89 and enjoy the view. Don’t forget to stop in Wickenburg for a Chimichanga to fill your tummies first.