Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years drive to Wickenburg

Me and DaNece decided to take our day off of work and drive south to Wickenburg. We took southbound 89 through Yarnell, and Congress, all the way down to Wickenburg, where I remember going a time or two with Dad on the back of the motorcycle. It's a gorgeous drive, with some interesting picture-ops along the way.


There is the ever-present painted white elephant on the hill down (but not the hill up, as Northbound traffic has it's own separate road):


As well as the rock painted like a frog in Congress:


Finally in Wickenburg, and we stopped at the Tastee Freeze  for a malt (me) and a dipped cone (DaNece):


Then we turned around, ate lunch at the Frog Rock Cafe, and meandered back home through Kirkland/Skull Valley. All in all: a great day!!




Catalyst said...

In your photoset on Flickr, that's a great shot of the windmill. And the one of the front of the Dodge truck. Great stuff, Tombo.

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Catalyst! I'm slowly but surely getting better at the whole photography thing. :)

Granny J said...

Cat-A's right, tombo -- great shots over at Flickr, esp. the front of the Dodge truck. And it looks like the mysterious Frog Rock fairy has been busy with the paint brush. I've always wondered about the tradition that keeps the rock in good shape -- I recall Frog Rock from my childhood -- a good 65-70 years ago!

TomboCheck said...

Thank you both for the kind words regarding the photos. :)

I linked to the interesting story behind the frog rock. It has been getting coats of paint since 1928.

For a long time it was painted by the family Perkins family. When they left town the town of Congress took over the painting duties. :)