Sara Park Rodeo Grounds
Today we rode over to Oatman with Harry and Carlena. Jan and Paul Kelpe followed us in their truck. Later we found out George and Linda Morey were there.
It was a little challenging to get there, because I was sure it was south I 40. Well, as it turned out, Oatman is north of I 40.
The weather was great and we've been there when it's been really crowded.
Oatman was an old mining town that is on old route 66.
Wild burros run wild through the streets of town.
The Shriner's put on a gunfight skit in the middle of the town with tips going to the Shriner's hospital.
There's not a lot in the town and it's definitely a tourist trap.
The Oatman Hotel advertised "the best buffalo burgers". The menu said a half pound burger. Bill ordered one and I was very glad I didn't order it. It looked very small and overcooked.
While the food wasn't great, the atmosphere was great. These are dollar bills on the walls. There was a fellow playing music and telling the history of Oatman and the burros. There is over $100,000 on the walls of this place. The bar was completely covered in dollar bills.
All of the burros seemed to have this stripe down their shoulders.
The Oatman Hotel which was built in 1902 is famous because Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon in the upstairs room.
Cars and motorcycles don't seem to bother the burros.
When we returned to Lake Havasau City the truck just automatically turned into the Dairy Queen. It was for medicinal purposes. I had laryngitis and no one could understand me all day and you all know ice cream cures anything.
Susie and Bud Walsh arrived today. They had dinner plans so we didn't see much of them.
Tomorrow we are taking a walking tour of London Bridge.