Jerome, AZ

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, April 23rd Happy Birthday Jared!!!

Jared had wanted to hit up this ghost town Jerome, AZ which was on the other side of Sedona, AZ from Flagstaff. Jerome is a historic copper mining town up on a huge mountain and once known as the wickedest town in the west. Today Jerome is actually a bustling tourist town and an artistic community. There was a Gold King Mine attraction that we didn't make it to before they closed. The lady running the wine tasting we did said that this is where the ghost town really comes in to play since it is full of old equipment used for the copper mining. We did get to the town a little late though and all the shops were closing up. We stopped in at the Haunted Hamburger for a drink.  A regular in the town was eating ribs at the bar, so Jared started up a conversation with her about the ribs. Dad has been really craving ribs all week so Jared was trying to see how good they were. She informed us that they were good here, but if you really want some good ones we should head down to Bobby D’s Bar-B-Q Pit.  They have only been open for about a month and the food was delicious. Dad really loved his ribs and I got a beef brisket sandwich which was fantastic. The cook was there and I informed him that I loved the brisket. It was really fantastic.

After dinner we decided to hit up one of the bars with a live band. It really looked like a biker bar from the outside (luckily Jared was wearing his leather coat), but it was full of bikers and hippies alike. We really felt like it was drinks and a show. There was some crazy dancing going on inside the bar. The band was really good, but each dancer was like they were dancing to different music. Some people were super slow moving and waving their hands around like they were cracked out and others were in a mosh pit. It was insane and we all had some good laughs. The beers were cheap too so it was a great night.  

After finishing up at the bar we headed down the mountain to find a place to spend the night. The first campground we tried didn’t have a late registration spot so we continued down the road to the next one. This one did have an envelope we could fill out and pay for the night. We picked a spot with a bunch of drunk tenters behind us. They were fun to chat with and we hung outside for a while having some beers.
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