Welcome to Springerville, AZ. This lovely little town is a nestled in the forested hills of southeastern Arizona, a green oasis in the middle of a desert. Still, the town itself is not much to look at (although Java Blues, the coffeshop/restaurant/bar on the main drag is pretty good, and plays great music). There is a small prairie dog colony up on Forest Service west of town, but the site is remote and the animals cover a large area despite being few in number. Yes, in hindsight, that colony would be better than the one recovering from plague (I presume) and constantly guarding against people (it is at a recreation area).
However, only hindsight is 20/20. My actual vision is about 20/600 or so, and my figurative vision is usually better, but sometimes not by a whole lot. (more…)