Oatman, Arizona Burros
Funny how things work out. When I posted photos of the wild burros a little while ago, someone asked me if we had been to Oatman. We hadn’t, so I did a google search and decided we needed to go.
We left Quartzsite on Monday, to start working our way back north. It was getting hot, and Al is still having weird stuff going on. So we decided it was time to go. We spent Monday in Mohave Valley at an RV park, so we could drive up to Oatman.
Oatman is an old gold mining town, that is now just a small tourist place. The fun part is the burro’s that roam around town. They are essentially wild, but are so use to people that they are very tame.
Such a funny face.
The little main street is cool, because there are old wood sidewalks and several of the old original buildings.
Talking with the local jackasses’.
This old diner trailer was at the end of the town, boy I would sure love to have this. What a fun food truck this would make.
We were done in town, and still had some daylight left. I had read that the canyon going out of town was beautiful, so we headed that way. Holy cow, I’m so glad we did. Not only was it a pretty canyon, but there were poppies blooming everywhere. We stopped at a spot that was just thick with them, and took a bazillion photos.
This was a dream come true for me. I have wanted so badly to find a spot were the poppies are thick like this.
Here and there, we would find a single lupine.
It was a great spot, and I’m glad we visited.