2015 Southwest Trip travel blog

Downtown Jerome


View from the walk up the hill to the Jerome Grand Hotel.



"The Bomb" Bloody Mary!

Dan, Sheila, Julie

View from the restaurant window.

Interesting wine rack and antique cash register.


Look at how the tree has grown around the railing!

I guess Andrea doesn't want anyone to use the back door.







Pieces of fire hose mark the parking spaces.

Sheila & Julie


Approaching Sedona







Today was a super day! Our good friend, Julie Ash, drove up from Phoenix to meet us and spend the day sightseeing and catching up. We hadn't seen Julie since before she moved from Virginia to Phoenix a few years ago and it was great to see her. None of us had been to Jerome, so we decided to drive up to the old copper mining town that what was once known as the "wickedest town in the West."

"America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America" is located on top of Cleopatra Hill (elev. 5,200 ft.). Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. We had lunch at The Asylum Restaurant in the historic Jerome Grand Hotel, wandered around town for a while, then drove back down the mountain and took a scenic tour through Sedona on our way back to the campground. An absolutely glorious day!

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