We got up early this morning, but we moved slowly. When one of the dogs, or all three tell us they need to go out, we both hope the other one feels generous that morning. We also realize that the poor things can’t wait forever. They had to wait a little longer than usual today because the frost was killing the pumpkin. In the end, Kip took Lilie Dale out and I took Pattie and Sammie.
We did make it to Jerome this morning. As we drove to the town that was a copper mining town from 1876 until it finally closed down for good in 1953, we were amazed by how steep the mountain is that Jerome was built on. I’ve never seen anything like it. Houses appeared to be hanging on a very steep slope.
The picture below was taken on the way up.
Kip went through the mansion that James Douglas built above his Little Daisy Mine in 1916. It’s now a museum dedicated to the Jerome area and the Douglas family. Kip learned that it had a billiard room, marble shower, steam heat and even a built in vacuum system. It was built of adobe bricks that were made on site. He really enjoyed the movie they showed and the other historical displays. I stayed in the car with the dogs because I wanted to call Gus and see how he was doing.
After leaving Jerome, we stopped in Cottonwood and had a fabulous lunch at Jack in the box. Actually, we ordered at the window and ate in the car. They have yummy salted caramel iced coffees so I was happy.
Next, we stopped at a big field where Camp Verde is building a sports complex and let the dogs run free of leashes. Lilie especially loves to run. For a thirteen year old dog she is incredibly strong.
We had great day. When we got back, I took a few pictures of Distant Drums RV Park. Tomorrow, we’re going to drive the short distance to Flagstaff and spend two nights there. Monday, we’ll drive to the Grand Canyon, and then start making our way back home on Tuesday.