After a fairly slow trip through Utah and Colorado this spring and summer, I'm on the move. Leaving Bluff and heading southwest, you go through Monument Valley. I didn't stop this time, but spent some time there last summer. That post is here.
Just a little south of Monument Valley is Agathla Peak, a 1400' volcanic plug on the Navajo Reservation. Sorry about the drive-by shooting...
I was headed to the Elks Lodge in Prescott Valley, AZ. It used to be a great place to boondock, with a gorgeous view.
Unfortunately, they won't let you boondock anymore, because they want to fill up their $18 hookup spots. I wouldn't mind that price if I needed hookups, but I didn't. So this was my view...
I didn't stay as long as I had originally intended, but left and went to my sister Barbara's house in Mesa. She's not back for the winter yet, so I settled in, parking my trailer in her backyard.
From here I flew to my father's house in Pennsylvania. He's 91 years old, and going strong. He recently built those steps up to the deck all by himself.
And I hit the changing of the leaves just perfectly - I had forgotten what I was missing in the West.