today we walked in the neighborhoods to coffee.
then we walked back on the beach.
then we lounged.
and then we went to cabrillo national monument and walked more.
when stephanie was in town, we met up with brenda and becky in downtown phoenix.
we grabbed coffee at jobot, then walked over to the sunflower fields.
afterwards, we went downtown to see where brenda worked.
becky took the photos of me.
the little town of jerome is pretty rad if you’ve never been there.
it sits on a hill and the main drag is lined with shops, bars, restaurants, and galleries.
it’s a bit quirky.
alyssa, bree, and i grabbed a snack at quince.
had a sampler plate with mushroom nachos, stuffed potato wedges, and quesadillas.
and a piece of pecan pie laced with bourbon.
i went to jerome recently with a handful of friends.
three of us drove up a few hours early, and we spent some time at the jerome state historic park.
the museum focuses on the history of mining in the town of jerome, and the building is inside the old mansion of james s. douglas.
there are a lot of rock exhibits.
for example, below is a breakfast display made up of rocks.
below is a photo of a model of the town of jerome.
the really interesting part is the lower half of the model which reveals the deposits which were mined.
arizona used to issue license plates made of pure copper.
they still have much of the old equipment around the property, including mining carts.
the highlight of the museum though is the mine shaft covered with glass. you can stand on it.
it goes down into the earth farther than the empire state building is tall. you can’t even see to the bottom.
you can see the hotel in which we stayed at the top of the hill.
i love the original font
midway at california adventure
oh susan and your big head!
erin’s always up to shenanigans
dinner and drinks at ariel’s grotto
world of color show
sleeping beauty’s castle
one of my favorite pieces of art in the castle
miniature cinderella’s castle in storybookland
moss garden that looks like a field in storybookland
it’s a small world is inspired by mary blair’s artwork
susan LOVED it’s a small world
the jungle cruise
bree moonlights as thor
piranhas on the jungle cruise
the model of the sleeping beauty castle
the model of the white house
i took this photo a few years back.
there’s a coffee shop called progress near some railroad tracks…