Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jerome AZ

Jerome today is a wonderful place to visit. It is about 4 blocks long...but there is so much to see in this area...

You will find buildings that are in ruins..
 Buildings that are originals and still in use..
Many buildings that have been restored...

United Verde Hospital built in 1917 is now Jerome Grand Hotel


Jerome is filled with history...art galleries and studios, shops...plus much more!!
You can walk for hours exploring the hillside!!
You can take short scenic drives
Visit museums...

  Jerome is a unique  place...and one we are glad we visited!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cleopatra Hilll

On Cleopatra Hill..... there are buildings on the hillside...
The road to get there looks something like this...
The streets are narrow... the roads are curvy...and you have the Ghost Town of Jerome! It was a booming mining town in the late 1800's and early 1900's...but was deserted in 1953 and became the largest Ghost Town in America...

Jerome was a wonderful place to visit...

To be continued....







Thursday, April 3, 2014

Yuma Quilt Top

I really didn't think I could finish it....living in our little park model...
without a proper cutting area...
but the top is is done!
 I proudly took it down to the clothes line for a picture shot.... 
As I was working on my post.... guess what??? I made a mistake!!!.... Can you see it??

Well I fixed it up... and humbly hung it in our back yard...for its photo shot:)
I'll square it up at home..... and give it a good pressing, 
~My summer project will be hand quilting~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April is here!

April in Yuma.... The trees and cacti are blooming....
 this is the first year we have stayed this long down south....
We are loving the warmth!!

First born sent us pictures of our yard back home....
Hmmmm as much as it may be nice to be home.... 
think I'll hang around the south a bit longer...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Down a Dusty Road in the Buckskin Mountains...


 You can reach what use to be an old mining camp...filled with vehicles of all kinds!
There are the oddest collection of buildings...

And stuff...
 Different Washrooms...
 The ladies washroom is built right against the rocks..with all metal doors...
When washing your hands you have a wonderful view!
We meet some wonderful friends from back home !!
Had a great time visiting over lunch
 (no waitresses here... you stand in a long line to place you order!!!)

It is truly a fun experience.... and what is the place???
 There you have it... The Desert Bar...opened since 1983...and growing every year!!
Before we knew it ...it was time to hit the road and head on out.... 
It's a five mile drive off the Highway.......but a fun time!!