Friday, September 28, 2012

Cottonwood & Jerome, AZ.

Today we went to the towns of Cottonwood & Jerome.  In Jerome, an old mining town turned artist colony and tourist town, we shopped it's many stores but only purchased a postcard.  The town, as previously mentioned was a copper mining town and became infamous for it's prostitutes and ghosts.  The miners worked hard and the prostitutes got all their money.  They also say many ghosts still haunt the town.
In Cottonwood we did a lot of shopping, Debbie, hunting for pants, could find none, but did buy a two nice dress blouses.  That evening we went out for a Chuckwagon Supper and entertainment at the Blazin' M Ranch.  The ranch consists of a working ranch, a few souvenir shops, a museum, saloon, jail and combination dining room/theatre.  and We took a tractor hayride around the ranch, hit all the shops, had a drink in the saloon, and took some photos.  We had a great dinner, which consisted of barbecue ribs and chicken, baked potato, ranch style beans, prickly pear coleslaw, biscuit, apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and all the lemonade, iced tea, soda, and coffee you could drink.  Then the western music started and it was outstanding. We had a great night.

                                                                     
Entering the Blazin' M Ranch
Getting ready to board the hayride around the ranch

Our driver was Shawn
Cowboy Jim Miller was our tour guide

After the hayride, Debbie hit the saloon for a drink......
One drink and she got frisky...........

Debbie ended up in jail again.................

I rode in and rescued her......................

She sobered up and roped a steer...................
We hit the museum and shops.........

Had a great dinner and listened to some great western and bluegrass music.




video
                                                                               The end of the trail (click to listen)

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