|Fountain Hills Golf Course|
I had planned to stay long enough to do some tourist type things. One afternoon, we drove out to the old ghost town of Goldfield, on the Apache Trail. It was laid-out like a mining town of the old west. Main street was lined with shops, most selling art with a western theme. One artist made more things out of horseshoes than I had ever imagined possible. The livery had horses available by the hour or by the day. Nice looking buckskins were in the corral.
We also stopped at Apacheland - "Western Movie Capitol of the world", build in 1958. Only two of the original buildings survived a fire in 1969 that destroyed 18 buildings and another fire in 2004 that brought Apacheland to it's final curtain call.
Anyway, the only thing I really missed - was the opportunity to get out into the desert on horseback. The weather didn't cooperate, since the temperatures were unseasonably warm - high 90's every day I was there! When the local's complain... you know you're in trouble! I did love the horse trail signage though! This horse & rider looked like they were going somewhere! Unlike our signs that look like the horse is half asleep!
|AZ "Horse Crossing"!|