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... but having done it we were happy we did. I know we have some much bigger mountains ahead on this trip, and it gave us some confidence to get this one under our belts.
Still, we got to the Flagstaff KOA feeling like we hadn't really experienced the Sedona that everyone kept telling us about. We pulled into camp past dinner time tired, hungry and unprepared since a 2 hour drive turned into 6 hours. It didn't help that I spilled milk all over ...
... br> Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community.
Anglos staked the first claims in the area in 1876, and United Verde mining operations began in 1883, followed by the Little Daisy claim.
... into town, and in 1967, Jerome was designated a National Historic Landmark. Today, Jerome is a colony of artists, and a unique tourist destination, and has about 450 full time residents, unless you count the ghosts of the copper miners that some people insist still hang out in town.
We had a lovely time with Mary and Sally, and woke up refreshed the next day for our trip to Albuquerque. ...
... was a store called the House of Joy that had all types of brothel items and pictures, some from times gone by in Jerome.
Wandered in and out of The Spirit Room a couple of times, watching the folks from my generation enjoying the live music, dancing, drinking and generally having a great time. I was standing there one time and you know the guy that dances to all the songs, doesn't really care who he dances with, just wants to dance, and ...
... mostly family and friend visits, though not without scenic side trips. The second half, from Glacier NP and the next 2 weeks in BC and then heading back home,were more about visiting scenic regions we had not seen before, along with a few friends and family too.
Update: here's a link to a fuller photo file at Picasa
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