This afternoon we drove back to Jerome and stopped ever so briefly at the Flatiron Café for some of their delicious coffee to go and then headed up over the Mingus mountain pass to Prescott. A challenging drive but Harry was up for it.
Prescott is the Yavapai County Seat and the impressive stone courthouse sits in a tree-shaded park in the center of town.
Prescott was a rough and tumble cowboy kind of place in the early 1900’s and still retains many buildings and some of the atmosphere of that time. We walked around a bit and had lunch in the old Palace Bar, which looks much as it did in the old photos hanging on the walls. It’s a pleasant town for strolling about. We felt a bit out of place as practically everyone was walking their dog(s).
Then it was off to the Sharlot Hall Museum, which is really not much to write home about so I won’t waste much time doing that here. They did have a nice exhibit of Yavapai baskets and we did learn the interesting tidbit that Fiorello LaGuardia’s father was a musician and Fiorello and his siblings all played in the band that travelled to the army posts in the west.
Tomorrow we are off to Scottsdale and will be staying at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel to celebrate our 34th Anniversary one day early. It will be our Frank Lloyd Wright themed anniversary as we will be staying at a hotel he designed and touring Taliesin West.