I had to tell Mozart that this was a little too far out. Yes...I do want to get away from the crowds, but I might want some trees.
Okay...a nice balcony view of trees. How much is fire insurance?
This is nice. But a little too expensive.
On the road...
Let's drive to Phoenix and look in the town of Anthem.
I liked this home! But the weather is 118 degrees for 4 months.
The picture is off-center and focusing on the garage because we have four drivers in the family--and potentially need a spot for C. to work on his car.
This was sort of a "retirement" community feel. I wonder if they would like the sound of my youngest son's drums, and the look of tools strewn on the driveway when my oldest son needs to work on his car. Then there are dirt bikes...
A few more pictures back towards COOLER Prescott. You can see the road cut in the mountain that leads up toward Prescott. Click on the picture and you'll feel like you're there.
I just had to show you these cute Victorian homes in Prescott. You can get one for a good price...but they take a lot of upkeep.
We found a community of rustic homes. (Just above our price range.)
Picture taken in the early morning, on our way to Phoenix.
And coming home...orange clouds...like God's fingers stretching over the desert.
The home search will continue. We planned to drive through Northern California and up to Oregon this week, but due to the snowy roads and passes and my cold, we'll wait.
We'll have a quiet New Year celebration at home.
Happy New Year!