Friday, February 03, 2017

Life in Salome and a drive to Wickenburg.

Salome, AZ

Yesterday we drove a few miles along US 60 to get some milk and cheese. Boy, these little grocery stores know how to charge! I guess they know that we are not going to drive long distances for a few items. On Wednesday through Friday there is a small fresh produce market nearby so we went and got some great veggies and fruit.

After lunch I had a lovely swim in the pool which is 90F. A little too warm but very nice anyway. A soak in the 103F hot tub and I was done. Michael also had a dip in the pool but he is not a hot tub person so he came back to the trailer to spend the afternoon reading and baby-sitting Timmy. Later on in the afternoon we watched two acrobatic planes practicing maneuvers above us. Wowee! Sometimes it looked as if they were going to collide.

This morning we decided to drive to Wickenburg 55 miles away, and then maybe to the Vulture Gold Mine.  Our first stop was the Old Railway station where we found the Tourist Information office. They gave us a brochure with a walking tour around the Historical Old Town. We did about half the tour before our tummy's told us it was time for lunch. We had Timmy with us so we had to find a restaurant with a patio. We ended up at Mecca Bar and Grill. Their special of the day was fish and chips. Sounded pretty good to me but it was awful! Frozen fish from a box and frozen formed chips which were undercooked. However we managed to eat enough to get rid of the hunger pangs.

One thing that amused me was the fact that all the properties on the historical tour are younger than our house in Whitby, Ontario which was built in 1853.

We ended up not going to the mine because it was another 40 minutes to get there and 40 minutes back to US60 and it was getting too late. Maybe we will go in the next few days. 

This is a big ATV and OHV area and almost all the campers here have at least one Off Road vehicle. There are over 300 miles of trails in the BLM land around here. You can hear the roar of vehicles coming and going all day. I would not mind finding someone who would take us out into the desert. Must be fun.

All around the town were "statues" of characters who might have lived in the town back in the day. Press the little green button to the right of the teacher and hear a story about her.

The Caboose

Inside the caboose. We thought it would make a lovely small home.

The steam engine in the train

Info about the train

Loco #761

This lady owned the hotel. Name was Elizabeth Smith

Michael outside Hyder's Livery Stable

Tile picture outside the Western Museum

Back door of the Museum, barred window and ocotillo plant

Sculpture "Thank you for the Rain"

Figures outside the old saloon

Cowboy singer figure

The patio where we had lunch

Biker hangout

Tree trunk poles holding up the roof. 


  1. Glad you got to Wickenburg, looks about the same as when we were there about 10 years ago. too bad about lunch. Enjoy the area.

    1. Thank you, George and Suzie. It is so nice to see new places.

  2. Glad to see you are still having fun even if the old stuff isn't all that old.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Fun in the Sun!! Better than being in the cold of Ontario, that is for sure.

  3. Nice pictures, we were through there last year but didn't stop due to illness. Must go back. Safe travels you two

    1. It is a lovely area if you like scrubby desert. Going into Wickenburg you go through some hills which are beautiful and green. Quite a change from our scenery in the past couple of months.