And here we are today, Day 5 for us in Arizona.
On all maps you get this disclaimer:
These directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness.
Well so far we’ve had two smoky examples of what can delay and detour you:
- A rental car with brakes that started burning,
- and now the Arizona wildfires.
Today we’re due to leave Prescott for Phoenix, and the Cave Creek fire is right in our path. It will be a day of adventure. However we are optimistic: When we switched out the rental car with Avis they gave us a new Cadillac to compensate. Nice. So we are anticipating that our longer scenic route away from the fire will be a scenic one, and we’re not in a rush (thus I write this while the family sleeps in.)
However my heart goes out to those who have already lost their homes, and for the loss of this beautiful countryside. According to CNN there are over 20 wildfires burning right now in California, Nevada and Arizona. Over 30,000 acres have been ravaged by this Cave Creek fire alone.
When I think of this beautiful forest preserve that has cradled us this week, and the Arizona people who have been our kind hosts I am very saddened.