We happened to plan our vacation during Prescott's rodeo week. We made sure to get tickets and enjoy some bronc and bull riding (the bulls won, 8-0) as well as calf roping, barrel racing and bull dogging. Fun times and a great way to spend an evening outdoors. We also got to sample some of the local rodeo food and it was a fabulous pulled pork sandwich from .
We found some beautiful areas and I did some painting with my watercolors but I did not do the scenery justice. More practice is definitely needed. I am planning on using several of the photos I took as inspiration for some upcoming pieces.
We hiked Thumb Butte (easy side) and also Lynx Lake area. Thumb Butte has a memorial for the firefighters that lost their lives in a local fire. The Prescott Costco had the book about the Yarnell Hill fire (My Lost Brothers) and I purchased it.
If you are a Costco member I recommend visiting the local store for the vacation area. I picked up some 'local flavor' reading material and was very happy I did.
What are your travel plans for the summer?