Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oatman Arizona

Okay, we have goofed off long enough. Now that we are leaving Yuma and have a month to get to West Yellowstone we will take our time and check out some of the places we have not seen before.

A stop along the old route 66 is an old gold mining town, Oatman Az. The first settlers to arrive here were prospectors looking for gold. Leading their burros into these mountains they found the elusive yellow metal and a town was born. The gold and the miners are gone now and what remains is the town and the wild burros. Yes these docile looking animals are wild and provide a lesson we all have learned at one time or another. "You be nice to me and I will be nice to you."

Can you imagine the conversation these burros are having?
"Yeah Henry it's been a nice day, lot of nice folks, the occasional Jackass, but that's to be expected."

Dead bodies litter the street after a gunfight.

Signs of times gone by.


BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

Have safe travels and it looks like you are enjoying yourselves. By the way I think you would rather do gate keeping then Christmas Trees next year.

ourbusandus said...

You know, you had a pretty nice winter, but, don't see anything on your blog about it...what's up with that???

Hugs, Sharon