Harold and Pats daughter Julie arrived last night to spend some time with her parents and to get away from some of the stress of being a teacher. We spent the morning sharing stories over a coffee or two and then decided to head up to Jerome to check the town out.
The sign at the top of the hill said.....Well I'm not sure what the sign said but everything we wanted to see was within walking distance once we found parking. The town of Jerome now has shuttle service from the mine parking lot farther up the hill. This is a nice thing because parking is not easy to find in the town.
I like the old car garage where they used to bring your car in on the bottom floor, then lift it up to the second floor to work on it and bring it back down when it was fixed.
This old truck sits outside one of the stores on the main street. I'm not sure if it runs or not but if it does it must have an air lift system on it. No matter what, it is an interesting piece of history.
After checking out the town we worked up a bit of a hunger. We knew exactly where we were going for lunch, Haunted Hamburger!!!. This restaurant is an icon to Jerome.
When you are in the dining room, look up and there is a bookshelf on the roof. Very nice touch for the haunted theme.
They had deep fried prickly pear cactus on the menu so we had some. It was actually very good. I did question if it was actually cactus but remembered seeing this sign in the Montezuma Castle Monument stating that lots of people eat it.
There signage in the restaurant was brief and to the point.
There was some good entertainment at the bar so a bunch of bikers showed up to liven up the party. They were dancing in the streets and having a good time. I kept looking for Gord and Mavis Duncan's Victory motorcycle, but didn't see it.
We spotted one really neat trike. It sported a V8 engine and 3 seats.
One thing about going out touring is that when you get home it is almost time for bed. We had a quick bonfire and off to bed we went.
Tonight we are camped on BLM land near Cottonwood AZ at 34.66837, -111.9620 and this is the view from our window.