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PPAC #34: Best Gas Prices in Arizona

Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.

Last week for PPAC #33 Wickenburg Walk #3, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

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My Choices for PPAC #34 Williams, AZ Walk #1

I promised you some pictures of PPAC from Hawaii, or at least that’s what I wrote in my curation calendar. However, this weekend Vince and I needed to get out of the house. Covid Omicron has run its three-week course. We hadn’t been contagious for over two weeks. With no temperatures and just stuffy noses, we were bored. So we drove an hour north of Prescott to Williams, AZ.

What a shock when we drove into the first gas station.

The elk looked welcoming enough, but no one else was pumping gas.
This truck looked like it had been waiting for a while. We parked behind it and got out to take pictures.
Turned out he had been there for a VERY long time. The driver must have abandoned his cargo as he was transporting one of their prisoners to the new jail in Wickenburg, AZ.
This should have been a clue. Nonetheless, we checked out the gas prices. They were fabulous, but we didn’t want to wait as long as the truck had been waiting even to pay these prices. Yes, that was snow on the ground and the outside temperature was 55 degrees F.

Even the gas tank looked like it might not be too fresh. We finally got a clue when we walked up to the door to visit the museum. “Closed for the winter. See you in March.”

We drove around the rest of the town. A few cars were parked along the street. Some of the people looked like they had been waiting a while for the stores to open. We decided to come back in the summer.

Other Challenges that Inspired WQW #34

The only restriction with Squares is that at least one picture in the bunch is square, and it’s odd. We found it very odd that the entire town was pretty much closed even though I know now that they get snow in January, but that wasn’t much snow! Very odd.

I loved the odd surprise in the back of the truck especially after just photographing a similar prisoner in Wickenburg. Poor guy. He didn’t have to put up with 110 degrees in the summer, but it looks like the winter was fairly harsh for him.

I also loved the old gas pumps. Some of the photos I could square, and others I didn’t want to cut that much out of the picture, but nonetheless, I thought the entire trip was a bit odd.

I have a few more I can show you next week. It looked like next door to the museum was a PPAC factory, which I thought was pretty odd. So onward and odder we go as we triple dip into PPAC today.


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Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with PPAC, SQUARE ODDS, WHICH WAY CHALLENGE AND WEEKEND SKIES.

You’ll love Hammad’s weekend skies if you haven’t seen them already. It was his birthday and he left us a treat.

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    • They were probably dirty most of the time when they were in use all the time. They were before my time, I think they were sort of 1920s art deco, but I’m not an expert on old gas tanks, Susan.


    • Thanks for linking, Irene. I’m amazing at how much blogging you can do with all the other things you are doing – especially repairing cars! 🙂


  1. I enjoyed your adventure Marsha and before finding out it was a museum I was thinking how different your petrol bowsers are to ours. Hope you managed to find a petrol station somewhere. It must have been nice to get out after a few weeks isolating. Glad you both didn’t suffer greatly with the virus.

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    • I didn’t realize it was a museum when we pulled up, but it was such a cute set-up. Fortunately we didn’t need gas. More importantly we found a gas station that had restrooms!

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  2. Great photos, love the elk. We’re just out of isolation too, my photos are from before catching the virus.
    Thanks for featuring my lovely dragon.

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    • You are so welcome! Congratulations. I’m sorry you got the virus. Hopefully with so many people catching it, we will kill the pandemic with our natural immunities. I’ve been double vaxed, but I still caught a mild case of it.





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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