Monday, April 25, 2016

Downhill a Little to Camp Verde

The RTR group that I was parked with moved to Camp Verde, and I decided to go with them. Jo and I first went to see Montezuma Castle.

Southern Sinagua farmers built this five-story, 20-room dwelling sometime between 1100 and 1300 AD.

It occupies a cliff recess 100 feet above the valley.

While we were wandering around, we came upon this huge Black-Tailed Rattlesnake. The ranger there said something about it being released recently. Seems odd to me to release a rattlesnake in a tourist attraction!

The WINs were parked nearby, so I did some activities with them also. One day we went to the old mining town of Jerome.

I think they are trying to raise money for the town by encouraging you to throw coins into these toilets!

Rosemary and I made a hot new friend.

Back at the RTR, Barbara (of Me and My Dog... and My RV) and I went to visit Tuzigoot, an nearby Sinagua village built between 1000 and 1400 AD.

The original pueblo was two stories high in places, with 87 ground-floor rooms.