Saturday, April 11, 2015
Prescott Arizona - Visit with Friends
Today I met my friend Roger and his wife Sue at the Granite Mountain Brewing for lunch. This is a newer brewery in Prescott, and although I like the other one better, this was quiet and it served good food. I have talked about Roger before on previous visits to Prescott….he and I started at the Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library System on the same day back in January 1991. Two and a half years later he moved to Fort Smith, and slightly later the Library Director was asked to leave and I took his place and continued to work for another 20 years or so. Roger moved to Prescott twelve years ago, and has been the Public Library Director in Prescott for about two years now.
Above is the Prescott Public Library. I dropped by there on Thursday after we arrived for visit too…talked about old times, about how his job is going, about his family. It is always nice to visit Roger…we both were tormented by our previous boss…neither of us have worked for anyone like that before or since. However, we both benefited through the ordeal…life is like that sometimes.
Our visit in Prescott has wrapped up, we got laundry done, Marcia is starting to feel somewhat better, and tomorrow we head to Cave Creek in the Phoenix area.
Fairgrounds RV Park is very large, with 150+ sites, many pull-through, also some back-in sites. The price is $30 per day, $175 per week, $310 per month (you pay electric on top of monthly rate). However, they are also a Passport America park, so you can stay for half price for up to three days….so our stay was $45! When I asked how busy they were over the winter, the answer was that they were half full. Now Prescott is at 5,300 feet, so winters are much colder than how ‘some’ snowbirds like it. However, others like the less crowded area, and Prescott and Prescott Valley is such a neat area.
Now it is “black-top / gravel” camping, and there are long rows of motorhomes parked one after another.
However, each site has these partially enclosed patios, so you do feel like you have some space and privacy between sites. I have been in these type of large parks where there is barely any space between each RV. Now I would not want to stay here too long….but for three days, it was nice. Good cable TV, full hook-ups, and good internet, even though it was $7 more for the three days, and it was very quiet during the evening and night hours.