Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Prescott Snow

A snow storm hit the last night we were in Prescott. Living in Phoenix, snow is a real treat. I grabbed my camera and a cup of coffee and took an early morning walk .


The town was so quiet, so peaceful, nothing but the sound of my running shoes crunching in the snow.


Kind of felt like I was walking on clouds.


Magic.


There was a high school basketball team from Santa Rita staying at the hotel. They played for the state championship Saturday night. I had breakfast with the coaches in the hotel lobby. The team's quest for the championship was successful. After celebrating at a local pizza joint, the boys went up to their rooms and a couple of the coaches headed out to Bucky's Casino. Upon returning to the hotel they conducted a room check. No boys. It turned out that the kids were behind the hotel building snowmen and firing snowballs at each other. Coming from the Tucson area, many of them had never seen snow.
Must have been quite an experience, winning the state championship and then experiencing snow for the first time at three in the morning.
I dig Prescott.
Magic.

7 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

That is cool. Neat pics. Awesome story. We had a high school basketball championship here and all the boys went home with me when they went missing from their rooms...to jail.

Can we trade 'em out? LOL. I would like the nice sweet ones that were fascinated by snow.

David C. said...

The snow's just melted in Indiana, and it's snowing in Arizona. Weird.

JJ said...

The pictures are great, but I don't miss it. I came from New Hampshire, and now reside in Florida. Reminds me of a poem:

"As a rule, man's a fool.
When it's hot, he wants it cool.
When it's cool, he wants it hot.
Always wanting, what is not."

Anyway, enjoy it!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Snow in Arizona. Until my son went to NAU, I had no clue Arizona received snow. How ignorant is that?

Living below the snow belt now, snow is a novelty so I can easily picture the boys playing. The very few occasions where it snows here everyone is out playing. Even me, although I dislike the cold. Perhaps it is all the years growing up in Minnesota.

Guely of Sweden said...

Snow in Arizona!! Are we living The Day After Tomorrow?? Is J.C. coming back after all these years (and is gonna catch me as an atheist. Ops!)

Bluesfrau said...

I know the cloud feeling... bliss!
But now is spring :-))))

Dave said...

Really nice! My pictures of snow, as of late, are all of snow in 6,000-9,000' mountain ranges. I am lucky to be a snow-lover, so this winter (which saw snow in Munich from mid-October to mid-March) has been fantastic!

Of course, I don't have to shovel at my apartment... ;-)