Alas, the End

20140817-DSC_3036_melinda_anderson-EditToday is the end of our friend, Joan’s visit to our home in Prescott.  We are so sad to see her go- we had such a wonderful time with her! Yesterday, she got to experience a true “Retirement in Prescott” day.

We started the day with a trip to our fabulous hardware store, where we spent so much time browsing that we almost forgot why we were there (to buy picture hangers and a birdfeeder extender hook). Then we drove down to the square so Joan could take photos of the courthouse and some of the surrounding buildings.

She and Lonnie enjoyed walking the timeline of the history of Yavapai County.

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We did a complete circuit of the courthouse building, which is undergoing some construction, with a security guard acting as tour guide for part of the way. 20140818-DSC_3063_melinda_anderson

After lunch at home, we headed out to the movies so that Joan could experience the reclining seats.  We saw Into the Storm (thumbs down for acting and plot, thumbs up for special effects), and afterward walked out into our own extreme storm- driving rain, thunder, lightning, and flooding roadways.  Now Joan can say she has truly experienced summer in Arizona!

The sunset and flag photos each have textures added: ecru on both photos, and also waterfront 17 on the sunset (both by Kim Klassen).

Linking up with Texture Tuesday today.

6 responses

  1. Beautiful sky!

    August 19, 2014 at 7:08 am

  2. Joan

    Thank you Arizona, and my hosts, I have had a wonderful visit !

    August 19, 2014 at 7:24 am

  3. The courthouse and grounds are beautiful! We enjoy visiting places of history. That sky is amazing, and a bit eerie. It’s always so nice to have friends visit. Glad you had a great time together.

    August 19, 2014 at 10:23 am

  4. Wow, the sky image is amazing! Such a grand courthouse. Lovely images.

    August 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  5. Pat

    Love that sky!

    August 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

  6. glorious photo of the clouds, melinda … (i love browsing hardware stores, too.)
    although you’re going to miss your friend, it sounds like you shared some memorable times together! visiting today from texture tuesday.

    August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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