I don't actually smoke tobacco anymore , I gave that up just over a year ago after 30+ years of smoking a pipe , I'm using a PV now (A glorified and much more powerful e cigarette) I still have the nicotine addiction no doubt, but have parted ways with tobacco and the 1000+ other chemicals and by products of combustion that are for the most part carcinogenic .
It may sound like I am overly pre-occupied with my own mortality with the last post and the beginnings of this one . That's not the case , when Its time to go , I will , I just don't believe anymore in helping that cause along !
ANYWAY ,,,, After having left Surprise at 7 and travelling for about 3 hours , I was getting ready for a brunch of sorts , I made it to Prescott at about 10 AM and it was a brisk 53 degrees. the chaps had worked well above my expectations and I was actually surprised it was that cool when I got there . I parked at the old town park and had breakfast at a place called the "Lone Spur" restaurant . I was still in full riding gear and not sure entirely how I was going to be received in a "Country/Western" establishment . to my delight I was treated like anybody else and was even greeted by a few regulars there who I had never met . I guess they had seen my "Type" before , Ie: hungry?? and in motorcycle gear .
I tell you what ,if you ever get the chance to stop there the food is plentiful and the coffee is great !! I had the Sausage and eggs breakfast , with country style potatoes , , Biscuits and Gravy . Knowing I would regret the decision on the 3 hour ride back I had 4 cups of their coffee , its that good ! And I'm kind of a coffee snob ! The Ambiance there is of an old Opry house with album covers of ALL the old Country western singers you could think of interspersed with relics from the old west and a simpler time on the walls , Yokes , old carbide lamps , just about every old time farm implement and 18th century gadget you could think of , butter churns and all ! Great place , great service and good food ! Friendly too !
Just before I got into town for brunch I happened to catch a lone wisp of smoke coming from a freshly made campfire (another chance to stretch my legs) , seeing that column of smoke rising in the forest reminded me of how calm it can be camping . sorry for the crappy picture, but it is with a cell phone after all !