The terrain is so much different than the corn and soy bean fields that are omnipresent in central Illinois, so we made sure to go out at least once a day to soak it all in. If you know the area around Prescott, then you know the beauty of Watson Lake, Willow Lake, Goldwater Lake, Lynx Lake, and Thumb Butte.
|Laura Boldering at Willow Lake|
Prescott is known as being Arizona's Christmas City, for being the home to the world's oldest rodeo, and for it's historic downtown district featuring Whiskey Row. I didn't partake in any whiskey, but I did enjoy a few brews with my brother-in-law.
It was great to catch up with Laura's side of the family. Her little two-and-a-half year old niece is quite adorable.
On New Year's Eve we meandered downtown through the chilly night to watch the boot drop. It is similar to watching the ball drop, but this certainly had more of a western feel to it.
On the way home we had some time to kill in the airport and we were lucky enough to run into Matt's Big Breakfast again. I've eaten at the Phoenix location once and this was my second time visiting the Sky Harbor International Airport location.
Overall, it was a fun trip. Yet, it's nice to be home again even if school starts back up tomorrow. So it goes!
Happy New Year to you and thanks for reading!