Saturday, December 13, 2014

~~Wicked, Wicked "HO" Town, AZ~~

Jerome, AZ, once designated as the "wickedest town in the west" is situated at 5200 feet elevation between Prescott and Flagstaff. Now, Jerome is destination, as it attracts visitors from all over the world interested in ghost towns, interesting topography and arts.

Founded in 1876 as a copper-mining town, Jerome attracted thousands of hopeful new miners from over 20 countries. In the 1920's, city limits bulged at over 15,000 people.  Today, the town's population nears 400.



Because most of the early settlers were men, the town attracted many women looking for work in the world's oldest profession to entertain the men and otherwise keep them company.

In fact, one of the streets is lovingly designated as "prostitution row."

"House of Joy"

The people of Jerome take their history in stride, even making fun of it during the holiday season. Along with peace and joy to the world symbols displayed around town, you will also see many "HO" signs.









~~Wicked, Wicked, HO Town, Arizona~~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

~~Autumn in Flagstaff, Arizona, 2014~~

Got to Flagstaff just in the nick of time to view the vibrancy of Autumn! 
 
 







 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

~~Snake in the Garden~~

I went out to the garden this afternoon, and just saw it slithering around in my garden. It only took a minute for me to run back into the house to get my camera.  (You know it's bad when I have to do that.)

I got back and focused on the pretty diamonds on his back. But by the time I pulled the trigger, he scooted into the rosemary bush.




The snake hides in the bush...and here come the firefighters!  (Um...one snake; five firefighters...)





Ah....there he is!






(This is one professional snake puller!)





Got the snake by the tail.... When does the body end and the tail begin?




No more hiding snake in this garden!!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

~~Tiny Boost~~

So…I was out in the neighborhood literally running after a tea cup Chihuahua that had escaped her elderly owner. Three people looking at homes saw the antics of the little pup focused on the lizard it was chasing and my chasing her chasing it.
They all laughed…and I’m all sweaty and gross…but I still got a “Wow! You’re beautiful” out of it!
Okay…it wasn't much…but a tiny boost on an otherwise, “Pity me” day….

Friday, March 28, 2014

~~Flash Mob Dance Walk in Scottdale, AZ~~

Check out some of the sights along the Flash Mob Dance Walk in Old Town Scottsdale.  Should be a blast, so come on and bring a friend or 10!  




















The route is 1.2 miles and about 4 songs long!  











Wednesday, March 26, 2014

~~Santa Fe Road Trip~~


All packed and ready to Jeep to Santa Fe, New Mexico for friendship and fun....




Tooliing along the historic highway and stopped in Gallup at the famous "El Rancho" Hotel for a bite....





The next day, we visited the traveling Vietman Wall, dedicated to those from New Mexico that served and died.









Enjoyed a yummy meal at the little French Cafe, Clafoutis.  Yes...Those are real anchovies on that Ni├žoise salad!  So shutty uppy!


Pat and I celebrating 30 years of life, love, laugther....and a few tears along the way....



Author of Game of Thrones purchased the Jean Cocteau Cinema in 2013.



Some of the cast of the movie, "50 - 1," a feel-good film about a New Mexico-trained horse, Mine that Bird, happened to be traveling through town at the same time we were.






(This was just a cool looking guy taking photos with his ipad.  Don't do that.  It is stupid.  Ha Ha Ha!)



And then there was the CANTINA...two nights in a row!  This is my dear friend Pat and singer Ken.


....and this is Ben singing and Bob playing the piano.... Smile, Bob!



Friday, February 28, 2014

~~Vegas Road Trip~~

Sometimes an old-fashioned road trip is just what the head doctor ordered.

Las Vegas is just an easy 5-hour drive from Phoenix, so it can be a perfect destination...



And...really...the journey tends to be just as interesting...if not more...than the destination anyway...




Wikieup jail is precisely at the 1/2 way mark...


~~Lake Mead (above)....and Hoover Dam (below)...






After seeing the documentary, "The History of the Eagles," on our way!  (And if you do not know who the Eagles are, just shutty uppy!)






The "VIEW"...in HDR!  ;-)