Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Wild West: Tortilla Flat

While visiting Erik's parents in the Phoenix area, we ventured out one day to the historic town of Tortilla Flat, population six. It began as a stage stop on the Apache Trail, and has retained its wild west character. 

We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk and taking in a bit of the town's history.  We even got to enjoy some world famous Prickly Pear Ice Cream! 

Poppy - back in the saddle again! 

The walls of the restaurant are covered with dollar bills, signed by generous guests from all over the world.  Along with money, there is all kinds of interesting memorabilia that make it a fun place to visit. 

The view from Tortilla Flat.

Driving through these rocky desert hills one can easily imagine oneself in the wild west! The landscape is beautiful and wild, and it's easy to picture bandits, gold miners, and cowboys riding over the next hill!

I was surprised at just how much green there was in the desert in January!

Erik had to keep stopping to take more pictures. It was so different than what we're used to in Oregon.

A lovely day at Tortilla Flat! 


  1. That looks beautiful! I have never been to that area of the country.

  2. So many beautiful photos. When we were in Arizona last summer we saw a lot of prickly pear cacti, but not any of the saguaro. We didn't go south enough. The landscapes are stunning. Looks like you've had a great time with Erik's folks. I love her striped socks, too.

  3. Yes, she has fun socks!


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