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A Challenging Sunday In and Near Prescott, AZ “Everybody’s Hometown”

Terri Webster Schrandt invites us to introduce people to our home town. Prescott is part of a collage of towns: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humbolt, Chino Valley, and Meyer. Here are some of my favorite places in the area. Next week I’ll head down to Courthouse Square and up the Senator’s Highway and see what’s new with the Christmas Lights.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Short Things

pipe collection at Cellar at Creekside in Meyer, AZ

Do people who smoke the shorter pipes live longer or shorter lives?

One of the murals alonge Granite Creek in downtown Prescott, AZ

Some women are shorter than men, and some are not. The car is shorter than the streetcar. the grass and bushes in front of the mural would look better cut shorter.

trio of decorations at Cellar at Creekside in Meyer, AZ

The feather hanging is shorter than the ladder in this trio of decor.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Tree or Truck

Double duty – truck and tree downtown Prescott, AZ on Granite St.
Tree on the truck (or at least a processed part of a tree)
Real tree shading a truck painting mural near downtown Prescott honoring the 19 Prescott Hotshots who lost their lives.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Color Caramel

Arizona is rich in caramel colored rocks. If we take a couple of road trips going an hour or two away from Prescott, I could take a visitor to any of these places.

Sedona Hills. See the heart? Sedona is only a one hour drive from Prescott.
Peavine Trail in Prescott, AZ last autumn
a regal rock formation at Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ.
Little Colorado Gorge in AZ

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Have a great week. See you Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Lots of responses to this week’s challenges, Marsha!
    I am truly missing Arizona right now, especially after seeing your photos. I am, though, looking forward to heading east to Saint Augustine, FL just after Christmas.

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  2. When I saw your title I was concerned something had gone wrong in your home town, so it’s a relief to know that you were referring to blogging challenges. I should have known, given your knack of ticking off so many challenges in a single post ๐Ÿ˜€ You may have excelled yourself here – is this a record?! My favourites are the ones out of town, with that incredible scenery so close to your home ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • You should visit! The history here is more in the rocks than in the buildings and even the people. The natives in this area were called Sinagua, meaning without water. They left suddenly in about 600 years ago. They may have integrated with the Apache and Yavapai Indians in the Prescott area but they left lots of evidence that they were here. The Americans didn’t come until the 1800s. But there is so much to see here, that you would love it. It’s just different than the ancient history in Asia and Europe.

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      • I’ve been to Arizona many years ago, although we didn’t get further south than Flagstaff apart from a day trip from there to Sedona. We did a road trip through the Utah national parks and northern AZ – amazing scenery and yes, I loved all the native history in the area too!

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  3. What wonderful shots of your (not so) new digs, Marsha! Prescott is a great place to live, I know we really have enjoyed our visits there! With Sedona being so close and now my family members living nearby, it makes sense to visit AZ more often!

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    • Thank you, Frank. I love that truck. The owner was loading it with items from the store when we walked down the street. I started snapping pictures right away, then when he came out again, I asked permission. What a gem!

      Have you ever been to Sedona? If not, you need to come out here and visit. It will take your breath away.





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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