Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ghost Town, Fairbank Arizona and more good friends arrived.

Where are we today ?
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      A great sleep last night, windows open and a light cool breeze gotta love it. Another nice sunrise and walkabout the park at 7 am for about a mile or so, before it gets too warm to be out in the direct sun.
these HUGE agave here in the park
make tequila out of them
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lotsa bunnies all ove this park
not sure what this bird is
very pretty.
Red Jay maybe? 
so pretty
            Today we are going to check out a ghost town, Fairbank Arizona, just 10 miles due east of us. It was once one of the largest cities in the west. And was the closest railroad stop to Tombstone Arizona. With three major railroads coming through the area beside the Pecos river. Late 1800's to the mid 1900's.
This is the School house/visitor centre
 open fri,sat and sun
 but the ghost town is open 7 days a week
dawn till dusk
     A few buildings left to take a look at and just imagine what this booming town would have been like 100 plus years ago 5 saloons,hotel, general store, school house, and over 300 people living and working here.
the school house
   We walked the trail to the Pecos river where train track and train station were.
train right of way
part of one of the old train stations
under the train bridge to the river
Pecos river pretty low here in the spring
school teacher's house
The old general store, Post office, jail, saloon
Gas station, over the years
closed in 1976 after the railway
was stopped.
     We stopped into the school house and visitor info, open only open Fri,Sat and Sun the host was a wealth of info about the area.
olde school house
       Below is a sketch/map of the town done in 1937  by a former resident.
Coati, Racoon like animal
read about it HERE
a childs stuffded toy at the store

   We enjoyed this very nice outing and look into the past. and home by 11 am
Just in time to whip up lunch.
chicken Quesadilla for Suzie today
done on  our Weber Q
she loved it  and for me. my homemade
chicken noodle soup
     Now to enjoy a very nice warm afternoon in the shade. did get to 92 f (33c) but no humidity so was quite comfortable in the shade, on the direct sun, not so much.
      While enjoying our reading time, noticed a neighbour had a kite in the air not too far fropm us, nice that we could enjoy it with them.
       Then about 3 pm we had good friends Rob and Pat pulled in and parked right behind us. Nice to catch up with them again.They are like us making their way back to Ontario for the summer months.
they snagged a site right behind us
they made it in time for Happy Hour, so we had time
to catch up with our travels again
  Then time for us to whip up supper. Tonight a couple of apple spiced sausage we picked up in Julian California. Where we did day trip up the mountains for our apple pie treat from Borrego Springs.
they smell awesome
and tasted amazing
added to our salad
and more leftovers for lunches 
      Another great high desert day cooler than other places and we enjoyed every minute of it.
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope your day was a wonderful as ours

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  1. Crikey .... a ghost town and a BUNNY!!!!!!! Doesn't get any better than that? Was there any tumbleweed? Mum always thinks there should be tumbleweed in ghost towns. She's watched too many westerns, aye?? I sure would have liked to chase that bunny!!

    1. Oh Charlie we see tumbleweed everywhere here in the desert. will try to get a picture one and post it for you.

  2. It is fun visiting Museums and learning about the history.
    Nice to see Rob and Pat made it on time for Happy Hour.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Yes we find the ghost towns of the wild west very interesting.
      Gotta be here in time for happy hour

  3. Not sure how long you're staying at Quail Ridge, but the remains Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate overlooking the San Pedro River are interesting if you have time. From Quail Ridge it's straight across the lights, past Tombstone Territories RV park turn into the first road on the left, look for the parking area on the right. There are trail markers and I think it's maybe a couple of miles at the most. Have fun!

    1. Thanks for the tip, maybe the next time when we are back in the area., leaving here Tuesday morning.

  4. Your beautiful bird looks like a Pyrrhuloxia. (No clue how to pronounce that!) Long time reader but have never commented.

    1. Thanks Joyce I checked that out most likely it is also known as the desert cardinal, easier to pronounce.

  5. Looks like a nice day at Fairbanks. it is on my list. Nice that Rob and Pat joined you guys! Say hello for us please. Love the desert cardinal.

    1. It was an interesting place to check out, a nice outing.

  6. 5 saloons to only 300 people? That must have been a pretty happy place in its day! :cD

    1. Yup i think so what else do you with you time and money back then?

  7. I was going to say, that's a Desert Cardinal. Never seen one, and hardly ever even seen a picture of one. Netat ghost town too.

    1. Thanks FG it was so nice to see one and the ghost town was awesome!


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