Location: Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, Arizona
Another good night's sleep and I woke up just after 7 o'clock. Last night I had no meat left, so we had hotdogs on the grill and I added a potato for me.
We got up before 8 o'clock and took our morning walk. The weather will be just like yesterday. Perfect! This morning, after bacon and eggs, I decided it was the day to drive to Patagonia, Arizona. While sitting on the patio eating my breakfast, cows started strolling by at a fairly fast clip.
Momma had to do a little coaxing.
Couple of young bulls bringing up the rear.
Luckily I had Yuma on his leash. He wanted to go play with their dog in the worst way.
At 10:45 we hopped in the Jeep and headed out. I stopped in Sonoita to get gas, but it was full and no one was moving very fast. Since I had a tad over half a tank and Patagonia is only 12 miles south, I decided to forego the gas.
Drove along the Santa Rita Mountains.
Beautiful ranch gate.
Intricate iron sculptures.
After our short and pretty drive through the foothills, we arrived to the touristy town of Patagonia, Arizona. It's not a town you just happen by. It's off the beaten path and you have to have intentions of going there. Here is some information: Patagonia, Arizona As I walked around the town, I took pictures and you can join me on my tour.
Just so you know the layout of the town, there are buildings on either side of highway 82 and a long park setting separates them. In the park area, the old train station is located. I drove through town and parked at the south end of the park and made my way back.
It's even here. :((
Not very big town.
A local heading to market.
East end of the train station.
Looking south at the Stage Stop Inn.
Love this gas station.
Frontside of the train station. No tracks, no trains.
Sign on the west end of the train station.
Looking west through the park. The train station is behind me.
House for sale!
I'm finished with my tour of Patagonia. But there is a ghost town named Harshaw with a cemetery about 7 miles south that I want to visit. Tomorrow, I'll take you there.
The house above is for sale. It looks to be an original home in these parts and looks to be fairly run down. Being sold as is. It is on one acre near a line of dumpy houses. I always like to look at houses for sale in these small towns. Be sure to take in account the purple mailbox. :))
Tomorrow, I will tell you the asking price. If you want to hazard a guess, just put it in your comments. The closet person will have the privilege of their name being mentioned in tomorrow's post. :))
Good luck! See you later.