Trudy and i visited aJerome a little less than a decade ago. new agey but loved the feel of old buildings and the vibe. No real memories of food though.
Oh, dear. Jerome AZ, just a few miles south of New Age Sedona.
I was almost killed driving there a few years ago in a sudden snow storm on Mingus Mountain (just south of Jerome.) Here I am, driving up from Phoenix in early April wearing shorts and a few flakes come down, a few more, etc etc and I can hardly see and the radio warns residents to "Stay off Mingus Mountain" and here I am, alone, in shorts, just after sunset, on Mingus Mountain.
Well, I never got to Jerome (headed back to Prescott) and did Sedona (not worth it) a few days later via the main hiway.
You Wouldn’t recognize Jerome AZ today. It went from a dead rtown to a Destination spot. It’s now a popular place with quaint shops, Saloons and Tourist attractions. The buildings havent changed that much except to be occupied by merchants and other ner’do wells. The Jerome Hotel sports a fine restaurant as well as rooms that play on the Haunted aspects of the hotel. Every weekend Yuppie Bikers decend on the Burg and spend their money. Check out http://azjerome.com/cgi/news/NsVisitor.cgi
I’m posting in this topic to see what may have happened to a place my brothers and I stumbled into some 32 years ago – we were camping in the state forest uphill from this former ghost town and looking for somewhere, anywhere to eat, and found this high-class Wild West/Victorian place. There were maybe four entrees available, all quality stuff and reasonably priced, even to the financially-strapped likes of us. The proprietor had been a POW in Vietnam and the dream of opening this place had been what kept him going there. The fact that he and his wife welcomed the scruffy likes of us really left us with a good (and clearly lasting) impression, seeing as we’d encountered folks on that trip who’d cheerfully considered running us into jail on looks alone.
As I haven’t been to the Southwest since, I have no idea how things have fared there, but wish good things had happened to this guy. Any idea?
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