After the fair we try to find a local eatery and swap stories and laugh 'til it hurts. We went to Firebird's in Chandler. One of my favorite steak places ever. Highly recommend.
Tucson College Fair
Part of the 'Utah crew': Me: SUU, Erin: UVU, Nick: U of U, Rachel: Snow College.
Prescott Valley College Fair
I'd never been to Prescott, AZ before and was VERY impressed! Bigger town [100,000 people throughout the big valley] with an adorable historic district with cool bars, restaurants & antique stores. Met some of my favorite students here. On the way to dinner we found this 'no-words-can-possibly-describe-so-see-for-yourself car'.
Yes, those are rubber ducks glued to the hood & faucets for hood ornament and tow hitch. This was not just some piece of art. It REALLY was someone's car.
Went to a fun restaurant called 'The Office' for dinner and shut the place down because we were telling stories and laughing so hard.
My Day on the Road to Flagstaff
I took the 'backroads' on day and headed through Prescott to Jerome and on to Sedona and on to Flagstaff. Jerome is a tiny ol' mining town [population 100] set up in the mountains of the Verde Valley. It is the coolest little town literally set into the mountains. Here is the 2 lane highway:There is the haunted Jerome Grand Hotel which was originally constructed as a hospital - now a restored hotel with friendly ghosts. View from the Jerome Grand Hotel:
Onto to Sedona which is one of the prettiest places on earth. Drove up Oak Creek Canyon to get to Flagstaff. One of my favorite scenic byways ever.
Flagstaff College Fair
Please notice that no pictures follow -- the room was not what I call 'suite'.
Me at the Flagstaff College Fair:
[I do actually work.]
I covered [no joke] 1600 miles in 9 days.