Monday, April 8, 2013

visitors from England: ghost town

The last couple weeks went by in a quick and wonderful whirl wind as we had visitors from England.  And not just any visitors but our beloved family:  Andrew's parents, Nev and Carol, his sister Claire and her fiance Rich.  Since this was their second visit to Arizona we kept things low-key but still did as many "American" things as possible. 
^ ^ Check out the Superstition Mountains behind us. ^ ^
  Last time we took them to Tombstone and they loved the history and Western feel.  This time we kept things local by taking them to a similar place called Goldfield Ghost Town.

On the train tour we learned all sorts of cool things.  Did you know the Superstition Mountains are the second most visited land mark in Arizona, right behind the Grand Canyon?  Cool, right?!
If you asked the kids what was their favorite thing they did here was the train ride and seeing a real rattlesnake.  If you asked Andrew's family they would have said the swinging saloon doors.  Those doors played entertainer for much longer than I would have anticipated!

 Something we all liked about Goldfield, other than it's close proximity, was how genuine it was in comparison to Tombstone.  We also love how it was fun for everyone!
^ ^ Zara snuggling Auntie Claire ^ ^
Since Andrew missed out (he was at work) we have a great excuse to go back again soon.

1 comment:

  1. We have driven past that but never stopped to visit. May have to try it sometime.