Window Into the Wild West

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona–You can see a thunderstorm in the distance.

Hon, I took so many pictures this summer and last, I could center a whole blog around them.  Here are some of the ones that say Southwest.

I found this collection of bottles set against a rusted tin tub appealing.  Maybe its the composition or color or maybe its because I see the extraordinary in the ordinary!

I don’t know if its the color or composition that drew me to this ad hoc collection of bottles, but I had to stop to take a picture.

I also liked the organic nature of this rock garden.  It's so Southwest.

I also liked the organic nature of this rock garden. The log-legged picnic table and the old pick-up truck, along with the red rock mountains in the background tell a story.

Not only did Roadkill Cafe in Seligman, AZ have "interesting" names for menu items (it's motto is "You kill it, we grill it."), it had a room full of taxidermic animals. After a minute, the heebie jeebies kicked in and I had to get some fresh air. But, their mocha coffee was to-umm-die for.

Not only did Roadkill Cafe in Seligman, AZ have “interesting” names for menu items (it’s motto is “You kill it, we grill it.”), it had a room full of taxidermic animals. After a minute, I had the heebie jeebies and needed fresh air. But, their mocha coffee was to-umm-die for.

Fittingly following the pic for the Roadkill Cafe, is a sign I spotted in a diner window--one that's NOT commonly seen on the East Coast.

Fittingly following the pic for the Roadkill Cafe, is a sign I spotted in a diner window–one that’s NOT commonly seen on the East Coast.

Sign seen in Navajo Nation.  First of all, I DIDN'T see any critters, secondly, Teen Daughter pointed out that some of the critters lists ARE NOT reptiles, and thirdly, who is the management behind this sign?  It was posted on the side of the road next to Navajos selling jewelry and a whole bunch of scrub brush.

Posted on the side of the road in Navajo Nation. First of all, I DIDN’T see any critters (drat!), secondly, Teen Daughter pointed out that some of the critters listed ARE NOT reptiles, and thirdly, WHO is the management?

Jail in the Wild West was no joke!  There was a dirt floor, two wooden benches, one stove sitting in the middle and rifles on the wall.  Yikes!

Jail in the Wild West was no joke! Inside was a dirt floor, one wood-burning stove, two wooden benches and several rifles on the wall. Yikes!  Seligman, AZ

I would not want to get into a shootout with Curly!

I would NOT want to get into a shootout with Curly!

Looks like this Paddy Wagon has been out of commission for awhile.  Imagine being transported to jail in one of these.  Double Yikes!

Looks like this Paddy Wagon has been out of commission for awhile. Imagine being transported to jail in one of these. Everybody would know your business. Double Yikes!

Teen Daughter's behind bars!

Teen Daughter’s behind bars!

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5 thoughts on “Window Into the Wild West

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  2. Great pictures! We went through Seligman several years ago, driving from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. I expected to see Roy Rogers and Dale Evans show up at the “cafe” where we had lunch. I bought a postcard that was totally black with a caption: Night time in Seligman, Arizona.

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