Burnett Family Bluegrass

Burnett Family Bluegrass

We had a long day of driving without incident from Three Rivers, California, arriving at the Prescott Post Office a few minutes before it closed at 5 p.m. Our 23 day journey featured spectacular scenery, visiting family and friends, and delightful dinners. On Sunday we took in the final two performances at the 34th Prescott Bluegrass Festival. We walked around the Yavapai County Courthouse and observed several musicians jamming with one another in this popular free annual event. Again this year we heard the Burnett Family Bluegrass as the parents and their three children perform on several different instruments.

Cowboy at Rest

Cowboy at Rest

We returned to the courthouse on Monday with visitors from Idaho. Without a crowd we walked along the history timeline and took note of both of Solon Hannibal Borglum’s statues, “Rough Rider” and “Cowboy at Rest.” A walk along Whiskey Row found us exploring a lower level business that creates vintage Western photographs. It was fun watching our visitors pose for pictures. Then we drove to the Flume Trailhead in the Granite Dells for a short one-mile hike through some granite slickrock returning next to the Watson Dam outlet creek.

Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail

On Tuesday we hiked out-and-back on part of the Centennial Trail. Although this trail is near us and surrounded by homes and traffic, it is possible to experience boulders and canyons. Prescott’s Rodeo started the previous evening and always brings in a crowd. It was great to be on the road for three weeks, but we have much to enjoy in our own backyard.

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