Our Awesome Travels

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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Part 2 of the Ghost town and silver mines tour.

Where are we today ?
       If you read yesterday's posting HERE  it was part one of this great road trip we did exploring the South west. Below is part two
       Yesterday I was put in Jail and Suzie posted bail. I jumped bail and did not go back, they gotta find me now. And unless they have the link to our blog will never do it!
        The rest of the self guided tour was absolutely wonderful. So much interesting history here in these hills in the desert. Could spend hours here reading all the printed documents. And we did.
the hotel with private rooms upstairs
upstairs is closed to the public
gambling the back room

remember these ?
real outhouses
small mine
the mine
       They even have tiny rest area, selling pop, water, chips and candy bars, self serve.
the office
        From here we did the walking tour across the road with 15 more building and quite a few mines. Remember there was over 300 silver mines in this area, back in the late 1800's. We had packed a lunch so renewed our energy before heading back out.
map of this area 
community showers
even a bath tub too !
       Walking about this area between the mines we saw quite a few desert flowers.
Yellow poppies
Octotillo flowers
450 ft deep mine

Doc's Office
nice view of the area 
hmm even a nice lady here relaxing too

lotsa bees here for the flowers
        Now on the road out noticed these signs below, don't want to venture off the road thats for sure.
        Couple fresh fruit and veggie stands on the way home, right in the middle of the fields. Even got my very first Date Shake here too, very tasty, very filling, very rich now can say I have had a date shake.
        That was the end of yesterday.
        This morning a nice sunrise and a few walkabouts the resort
nice sunrise
at the west end of the campground the pickers are hard at work
harvesting broccoli
fresh broccoli right there, on the
other side of the moat
so many acres of great looking crops
major irrigation going on here tto.
it is the desert ya know
hand picked veggies here
       Now after puttering around for a few hours, doing some touch up trim work , walkabouts and enjoying our books in the shade. Time to fire up or Weber Q. Do a roast beef, baked taters.
        While the roast is resting for a few minutes, grilled some more fresh asparagus, mushrooms and garlic bread. Click here to see how I did the roast beef.
sure hit the spot and lotsa leftovers
        Ok there, another fun day here in southwest Arizona.
        Hope you had a good day too and thanks for stopping on by.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Spring
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  1. If pictures say a thousand words, you have one heck of a good story here. It's a lot of work to sort pictures and post them. I know because I rarely take the time anymore ... good job! We certainly enjoyed our visit to Castle Dome too. We call Yuma the salad capital because of all the green fields of lettuce. I've never done a roast on the barbecue but now may have to try it.

    1. Thanks it was a lot of fun putting together the pictures great memories to look back on.
      Amazing to see all field work, trucking and irrigation for all these crops. We missed the annual lettuce festival by a few days.

  2. What a fantastic place. They have made this place look so alive. What a great history lesson. Castle Dome is now on our bucket list.

    1. It took over 20 years to rebuild and restore this to preserve some of this history that was disappearing.

  3. Looks like a fun place to visit... the fruit and vegetable stands look fantastic!

    1. Amazing the things we find if we take the time to look.

  4. You did it - the grand tour of the mine. We love that place. It's amazing what a private initiative can achieve. I think it's the best museum in the Yuma area.

  5. We agree it is the best museum that we have seem, and a lot of work putting it all together.

  6. We've been to Castle Dome a couple of times and learned new things each time. And from your pictures it looks like they've even made some more changes to it.

    1. Our first trip, apparently they are constantly adding to it. Was excellent.

  7. Nice day, you had out there. I am really ready for the fresh veggies. Just may have to meander south a bit to see if we can find some.

    1. Loving the fresh veggies here, sure is nice at this time of year.

  8. Definitely going to have to go there next year. Loved your pictures.


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