After leaving Las Cruces, on our way to Tucson, we decided to visit some ghost towns. Just past Lordsburg is a ghost town called Shakespeare. Click on link for information about the town. We took the low road to get to it.
There are tours through the ghost town every other weekend, However, not on the weekend we were there so, unfortunately, all I could do was look over the fence and point my camera.
I'm imagining there's someone behind those curtains.
It must be pretty neat to visit when they have the town populated with reenactors. But for us, it was just a quick side trip and a peek into history. So, we turned the car around and went back the way we came until we joined up with the highway and again headed west. Destination- Tucson.
However, there was another ghost town, Steins, New Mexico, right along the way. Click on link for more information about the ghost town. Also, did you notice how the mountain range is getting closer?
We pulled off to take a look.
There was a man burning weeds but the area was fenced in and closed off. Drat! So, we did the next best thing- a drive-by photo shoot.
Can you think of a better way to use an old windmill wheel?
We stopped at an old trading post (souvenir shop) along the way. Isn't it neat the way they used the Indian's headdress to sell the lollipops?
I don't usually make a habit of cozying up to strangers but I couldn't resist the photo op.
Several times along this stretch of highway we would come across a cluster of four warning signs. There would be this one, then one about do not stop on roadway, another one that I can't remember, maybe high winds may exist, and then one that I wanted to photograph but never did get, warning of ZERO VISIBILITY POSSIBLE. Wow, can you imagine- ZERO visibility??
We finally entered Arizona and came to this sign.
Did we stop there?
What do you think?
To be continued...
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