A couple of weeks ago Teddy & I took a "day trip" to visit the old mining town of Chloride, AZ. John Antonetti, a friend and fellow snowbird here in the park, had visited there reciently with his Jeep and told us about the Chloride Murals and we wanted to see for ourselves.
At the far edge of the town a dirt road leads out into the desert toward the mountainous regions to the east. at first the road is not too bad...
...but it soon degenerates to the point that it would be an insult to real roads to call it a road.
Undaunted, we drop the truck into 4W drive and push on. Since we were only able to travel at about 5 mph, Teddy decided to walk following the truck.
We decided to pass up the opportunity to acquire this piece of prime Arizona real estate. (click on pict(s) for full size image)
And, sure enough, encouraged by ocassional lettering painted on large rocks we finally arrived at the area of the mural paintings
Here and there, scattered all around were huge boulders and various smaller rocks painted with whimsical bright colored designs. Why someone would lug paint and equipment out here to paint rocks is anybody's guess but there are strange things in Arizona which may be related to the summer heat. ;-)
At any rate, even though the "road" continued on, this is as far as we were willing to go as the trail ahead looked too foreboding.
...To be continued...
- Larry & Teddy
- Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
- I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.