Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Ga'dang Ghost Town

For the holiday weekend we journeyed out to Phoenix, Arizona again to check in on my father's condo.  After the robbery last Christmas, we've been pretty worried about leaving the place.  Unfortunately it was quite rainy, but when the dark clouds began to clear we headed to "Goldfield's Ghost Town" on the outskirts of  Phoenix in the desert...



 It turns out that the rainy season is a great time to go out to the desert.


There weren't so many ghosts, but the place was full of atmosphere!


In fact we arrived just after the 4pm gunfight in the center of town.


It was a bit more like a movie set of an abandoned town and mine, but there was lots to do!


There's a bordello tour (that claimed to have real ghosts!), and a little church...



The place was a bit of a maze.




You can tour the gold mine underground, and take a trail ride with these very attention desperate horses...


Not to mention panning for gold...


Which I guess sounded like a lot of work to my kids, who decided to just break into this abandoned cash register....


But there are always consequences...


Still, it's better than what happened to these troublemakers....


(in case you can't tell- these are graves).


As the day came to a close it was time to head back to the city.


Before we left for Arizona, Mike and I prepped the "Jungle of Nool" backdrop for "Seussical"on Friday night...


This building we were working in is going to be demolished in the next week or two, so we were allowed to make a mess!




This was VERY good as our drop cloth was the wrong size and we got paint all over the floor!
We'll try to finish it this week.  More photos coming soon!

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