|A few of the cactus blooms.|
Enter and flash and "American the Beautiful" card (or pay the fee) and take a look around. The center is the usual with a few souvenirs one could buy and a movie that is not quite ready to play right now, so we head out the back door into the yard, which is far more interesting. It is full of items from the era when the area was settled by Mormons. Poke around them a little and you notice something odd, they seem to actually be in good working order.
|A couple carts in the yard.|
|Sometimes a bit of cute is needed, even if it is just a saw horse.|
|First dibs on the water was secured buy building a fort on it. The water flow has drastically reduced over time as well have been sunk nearby.|
|Stable and cowboy residence.|
|The fort, called Winsor Castle.|
The tour of the fort, which was called Winsor Castle, is included with entry so it really should be taken. It allows poking around the rooms and catching some details that might not be noticed otherwise.
|In the kitchen with quite a nice stove with oven and warming boxes.|
|In the courtyard where apparently quite a bit of partying went on. In the corner beside the sign is Arizona's first telegraph.|
|Heavy doors keep the courtyard secure.|
The spring room is getting renovated, so we cannot poke around it and feel its natural "air conditioning", so the tour is a little shorter than usual. Still, we get to hear quite a few stories and see quite a few rooms. Oh, and we did enjoy ourselves for quite a while before continuing down the road.
©2015 Valerie Norton
Posted 7 Jan 2016