After my forays this winter to Duluth and el paso, I wasn’t expecting much from the next stop in my tour of minor american cities — prescott, arizona.

Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Prescott is a gem. High desert country — great climate. Pleasantly treelined streets. Historical downtown which has largely been maintained. A little college influence. Lots of restaurants and arts for a small city. Biking, hiking trails abound. Great launch point for sidetrips to Sedona or Flagstaff.

I’d not be sad to go back.