The High Plains Drifters, our other nom de blog, will soon be living for a couple of weeks in our hot, dry timeshare world - Arizona’s desert.
We’ve got plans to see a number of long time friends from the Northwest (who have also migrated south seeking sun) as well as some local folks we’ve met in the blogosphere: Jackie Dishner author of the guidebook, Backroads and Byways of Arizona, and publisher of the blog, Bike with Jackie (I love that title!) and David and Carol Porter, known as The Roaming Boomers. (Take a minute and check out those blogs by clicking the blue links.)
Before we settle in to our Scottsdale ‘home-away-from- home’ life, we’ll be traveling some of the back roads and byways,with stops in Prescott and Jerome in the north central part of the state.
We’ll also be taking a four-hour tour aboard the vintage train, the Verde Canyon Railroad, travelin’ 12 miles an hour through the Verde Canyon, once the home of the Sinagua Indians.
Have any recommendations for us in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area? Or north central Arizona? How about recommendations for books set in Arizona?