Hasta Luego San Diego

Today at zero dark thirty in the AM,  I departed one of the most wonderful cities on the planet (at least I think so)  San Diego, California!  I spent about 5 weeks and had a great time!  Bertha and I departed at 02:30 in the AM, that’s early even for military standards!  I wanted to avoid the mid-day heat of Yuma, Az and avoid traffic on HW 8.  I am happy to report that I avoided both traffic and the heat, and never had to use the air-conditioning during the entire 7 hour trip.  Along the way I stopped in Quartzite, Az to fill up with gas (diesel) and to my surprise the entire town was without power!  No power….no fuel!  Yep that’s right, a bad storm hit hours before I arrived and took out the power.  As I continued my journey to Prescott, Az along HW 60,  I thought, how can an entire town be without power?  It’s not possible,  oh yes it is…. I soon noticed how and why.  About 20 miles north east of Quartzite along HW 60,  I passed 15 or more telephone poles split in half and the power lines on the ground?  about a dozen large power company trucks were working to restore power.  So that brings me to a short rant of sorts… If you are not prepared for a natural disaster (not to mention manmade disasters) then you should probably think about preparing!  How about getting a small generator, stocking some H2O,  food etc…. I mean it might just happen to you like it did to the people of Quartzite, Az early this morning.
I am now sitting at the “Raven Cafe” in Prescott drinking a coffee and getting ready to explore Prescott (or Press-Kit) as it’s properly pronounced.  Does anyone have any suggestions of what to see and do in Prescott?  I promise lots of pictures in the next few days.

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.