From Congress, Arizona to Prescott, Arizona, you take Highway 89 and if you are feeling really sporty you take the White Spar portion of the highway. “The Twisties” Of course, we did not realize there was an alternate smooth and straight approach to Prescott. We drove ten miles of some of the most winding, steep roads we have ever seen. Very picturesque, but scary. This would be a very cool road for our Harley, but not our 1-ton truck. (Note: RV's are forbidden on this segment of the highway. For good reason.)
After months of desert, we are back in pine trees and snow. Snow! The sun was shining, but it was cold. The climb from the Arizona valley from Congress to Prescott takes you to a much higher elevation. In one short hour, the temperature drops by 20 – 30 degrees.
The road lead us right into downtown Prescott and Whiskey Row. Whiskey Row includes the rustic Old West buildings often seen on the television show, Maverick (Just kidding, but they reminded me of the old saloons and hotels in the show. Remember James Garner saying, “As my Pappy always said…”). We checked out The Palace, Arizona's oldest restaurant and bar, with its swinging doors and original safe. Many other buildings have been converted to boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, and restaurants.
We are definitely in cowboy country, now.