It’s just Katie, my youngest granddaughter, and me on this road trip. It was really hot, although not as hot as down in the Phoenix area where she lives.
It was a bit of a distance to the ruins. You can no longer go into the ruins, only an occasional archeologist can go into the ruins for study.
I have included most of the signage, explaining much of the history. If you are interested, you should be able to click on the image to enlarge for reading.
These holes are additional homes to the left side of the castle.
There was also an interpretive Ranger out in the heat with the rest of us with some great information.
A diorama showing what the rooms look like on the inside, created when they no longer allowed the public in the castle.
Once we finished visiting the castle, we were back out on the road. If it wasn’t so hot we could probably have stayed longer. We would start to head back north, only through Prescott. It was fortunate that we went when we did as one of the roads that we took was closed because of the Goodwin Wildfire that consumed more than 25.000 acres a week or so later.
In the picture below on the left is a view of the Camp Verde in the Verde Valley. The next four are of Jerome AZ.
We say goodbye to Jerome and head into the Red Rock Country.
We head back to Flagstaff by way of scenic Hwy 89A along Oak Creek Canyon. It was a nice drive even though there was construction and we had a brief wait time for one way traffic.
It was a long day but still enjoyable and was fun doing it with my granddaughter. She is the one taking all the pictures. I will do some more posts of our other road trips.
I hope that you are having a great summer.
Thanks for visiting
Susan and Angel