Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wickenburg

I had never been to Wickenburg, but my friends are workamping there at Horspitality RV Park, so we went up to visit them and have lunch.

Oh my, a rattlesnake!
And a Gila Monster. So friendly!

And they still have miners and their burros hanging around.

And even a tarantula.

The town doesn't look a lot different today than it did in 1915.


And my friends, Brad and Barb.

I think roadrunners are go cute.

This poor guy!

Back during the mining days they didn't have a jail so when people needed to be confined, usually for drunkenness and fighting, they just chained them to this tree. One story says there were as many as 15 chained at one time.

Even saloon girls still hang out in Wickenburg.


We decided to drive up to Yarnell and I spotted this green frog on the way.

And I even saw some of the left over snow from last weeks storm.


What are 'Brand New Dead Thing'? The store was closed but we think it might be a taxidermy shoppe.

The way back down is the old stage coach route. A beautiful Arizona sunset.


2 comments:

Barbara and Ron said...

Those cute statues were under wraps when we were there last fall. All we could see were boots.

Bob Parker And Donna Huffer said...

Be sure to see the museum in Wickenburg. It is awesome.