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... associate with Mexico, moustaches and bandits.
No stereotyping here, then.
Some of the cacti had flowers, and some had the fiercest spikes; some had holes which probably meant they were alive with insects... but the overall scene was actually beautiful and had a peaceful feel to it.
At Winkelman we turned off the route to have a nose around. I had spotted an old general store and when we found it and went in it did not disappoint. Still run by ...
During our exploration of this State Park – we:
- Checked out the ruins from the Hohokam Indians – even I’m not sure how they know there was a village 1500 years ago, when all I see are stones, between the cactus like everywhere else
- Walked up to the Monrose Pools under the record breaking hot sun... we needed a lot of water today
- Hiked up the Romero Canyon trail to the Romero pools - good ...
... and Tombstone. Interesting to note is that these are movie/TV sets, so each time a new shoot came in the landscape changed according to their needs...porches added, stucco over wood, wood over stucco. In 1996 a fire burned down about 40%25 of the lot, but the remaining 70%25 are original to the 30's, 40's, and 50's. One of the reasons that Old Tucson Studios were so popular is ...
... and saddened to find it was delicious. I say shocked, because who knew they even made wine in AZ and I say saddened because part owner of the winery was Tool's Maynard James Keenan. I know that many people like the particular kind of proggy/ metal music that Tool makes but I can say I always thought the band was named for their fans who I think are mostly tools. In a world where there's so much more interesting music to listen ...
... to hit a few local sites. The first was a Farmers Market at St. Phillip's Plaza. It was small, but interesting. I made my first acquaintance with Pichuberries. They are a cherry-sized fruit which grows in a husk, much like husk tomatoes. Very tasty and supposedly filled with lots of things that are good for mankind. Tasty was the only attribute I could come up with.
Then we drove about another seventeen miles to visit the ...
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