A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE #26 â€“ â€œNO SNIVELINGâ€ (For Steven Schutz)
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On the way to the Grand Canyon last week, thirteen intrepid JPGers made their way to Jerome, Arizona, an ancient copper mining town that clings to the side of Mingus Mountain.
We had just cleared Phoenix when the giant electronic signs began to flash their warnings: â€œCaution: I-17 North Closed at Sedona. Snow and Ice.â€
Eighty miles later, and with a threatening sky and dropping temperatures, we exited I-17 and began the slow ascent to Jerome. It was snowing.
Jerome, Arizona enjoys the â€œdistinctionâ€ of being the â€œmost hauntedâ€ village in America. At least, thatâ€™s the claim. The town â€“ now an art colony â€“ trades on its reputation. We stopped for lunch at the â€œHaunted Hamburgerâ€ restaurant.
The weather was so daunting (haunting) that I made no attempt to take pictures, although the restaurantâ€™s picture windows would have normally presented ideal views.
So, I am uploading two pictures I took during my trip to Jerome LAST year. The collage features both the interior and the exterior of Jeromeâ€™s famous Connor Hotel, the site of mayhem, murder, and marijuana over the years.
I knew that our JPG colleague, Steven Schutz, was from Jerome, so I asked the charming lady behind the bar if she knew Steve. Of course, she did! Her enthusiastic reply made me wish that Steve were there to renew the relationship.
Anyway, we finished lunch and crept back down the mountain. We drove to Sedona and turned north into the Oak Creek Canyon and thirty miles of snow. So far, so good.
It was pitch dark when we got to Flagstaff. Winter was upon us, and we still had another 90 miles to go! Would we ever get to the Grand Canyon?
Passengers in the middle and back rows of the van began to whine. Whereupon, the driver â€“ remembering the sign he had seen in the Connor Hotel the year before â€“ turned around and snarled, â€œNO SNIVELING.â€
We made it to the Grand Canyon.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Also by Richard Knight
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