After leaving Tuzigoot National Monument I decided to make my way to nearby Jerome, AZ
Jerome, once a mining town on a hill/mountain transformed into a small tourist town with small quaint shops.
Once you get into town you find a nice variety of different shape and sized buildings nestled in against narrow streets.
The Fire Department is on the far end of town.
A tour bus was parked off the side of the road to the right of the picture.
There are two main business district streets. This is the upper one.
Parking is limited and cars towing and larger campers may have difficulty finding a place to park when it's busy. Being a Monday morning there was plenty of parking.
I actually went looking for a late and Danish but didn't find the combination. There was a bar that served late/expresso but doors were open to the cool morning (50 deg) and there were no available seats and there was no Danish being served.
I continued to walk and check out a restaurant serving breakfast but they weren't serving what I wanted.
I looked at the post office sign trying to figure out what image they were looking for. Rundown/lack of maintenance or some old western period look. I say spruce it up.
The old fire station that says twown all but come to find out the town hall is up on the hill behind this building.
On the building is this sign proudly advertising "House Of Joy" with a raised leg with striped stockings.
I couldn't figure out what image they were going for as well.
After my brief stay in Jerome, I wasn't compelled to go to the mining museum to keep me longer, I continued up the steep mountain road behind Jerome on my way to Prescott, AZ
Above 6000 feet on my way to the crest at 7000 feet snow was left over in the woods from recent storms.
Jerome is a nice small town with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, and museum to keep visitors happy for up to a half a day. I don't do much shopping, including browsing, especially on a long drive day like today.