Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Making Jello Shots

Sharon and I decided to trying doing jello shots for the first time. We had brain, sasquatch and hockey masks (because it was Friday the 13th) molds. We mixed up the recipe, poured it into the molds, and waited for them to firm up. We forgot to spray the molds so the jello shots were difficult to get out. They may not have looked good, but they tasted just fine.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Arlington AZ

Travel 40 miles west of Phoenix on old U.S. 80 and you will run into the tiny settlement of Arlington. It is considered a "census-designated place" with around 194 souls living there. Arlington sits near the Hassayampa River and the historic Hassayampa Bridge. The concrete bridge was constructed in 1929 and repaired in 1993. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places since September 30, 1988.

My husband and I took a daytrip to Arlington with a couple of car clubs. We all traveled together in a long line of vintage and muscle cars. We headed to the only restaurant in town to have lunch and visit with all the other car lovers. Not much to Arlington, but we had a nice ride.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Haunted Attractions in Arizona

Fear Farm
2209 N. 99th Avenue
Phoenix 85037
602-344-9615 (tickets & info)

13th Floor Haunted House
2814 W. Bell Rd
Phoenix 85053
602-456-2250 (tickets & info)

Zombie Lab at Fox in a Box Tucson
972 E University Blvd
Tucson 85719
A devastating virus is rapidly spreading and turning people into bloodthirsty, emotionless creatures. Transmitted through a single bite, the virus has infected most of the planet and humankind is at the brink of extinction. Only a few people have managed to elude infection. You are among a team of scientists trying to create a cure. Your team comprises the world’s last remaining lucid and focused scientists. Your assignment, if you accept, is to travel to The Lab and complete the vaccine. It’s a race against time; zombies are quickly closing in. (Medium Difficulty. 50% Escape Rate)

AZ Field of Screams
Glendale, AZ
AZ Field of Screams offers a ton of thrills and chills for visitors throughout the Halloween Season - can you handle the horror that awaits?!

The Crypt Haunted Attraction

Fiesta Mall
Mesa, AZ
(480) 332-8095

Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill

Phoenix, AZ
(602) 380-6913

Chambers of Fear Haunted House

Bellmar Plaza
Surprise, AZ

Sanctum of Horror

Mesa, AZ
(480) 200-8163

The Slaughterhouse

Tucson, AZ
(520) 784-2501

Zombie WarZ

Chandler, AZ
(602) 999-0480

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mysterious Bradshaw Ranch

I have always been fascinated by the mysteries that surround the Bradshaw Ranch near Sedona. I have seen several articles on the place, and watched videos or documentaries about it. I would do a write up about it, but instead, I will pass along an article that was sent to me:

Published on Aug 13, 2016

Friday, October 6, 2017

Crown King AZ

Hiding deep in the Bradshaw Mountains sits the distinct populace of Crown King. It is located 28 miles off Interstate 17 on a dirt road that takes you through the tiny towns of Bumble Bee and Cleator. The settlement started as a gold mining town of Crowned King and in 1888 was condensed to Crown King. Around 6.5 miles southeast of the town you will find Horsethief Basin Lake.
On July 1, 1875, Rod McKinnon filed the first gold claim in Crown King and called it “Buckeye”. For the next 40 years the town was rich with activity with an additional 15 mines or claims made. The town grew to 500 structures which encompassed stores, boarding houses, restaurants and a post office. By 1897, the town was enjoying the modern conveniences such as electricity and telephones.
From 1904 to 1926, Crown King was the station stop for the mines by the Bradshaw Mountain Railroad. The Murphy’s Impossible Railroad ran between Cleator and Crown King. It was call that because of the treacherous topography between the two towns. It was built by Frank M. Murphy.  After the mines dried up, in 1926 the railroad line was discarded and forsaken.
Today, Crown King relies on tourist to keep the town going. The road to the settlement is rugged and harsh at times, but take it slow and you will be just fine. This small town has lots to see with several of the historic buildings still upright. In the hub of town rests the Crown King Saloon. It was first built in the neighboring mining town of Oro Belle, which is now a ghost town. It was taken apart in 1910, transported to Crown King, and reconstructed. The saloon used to be a brothel and bar, but is now a hotel, café and bar. Also standing is the red one-room schoolhouse which was erected in 1917. Today, a diminutive group of kids, K-8, show up for classes there. To attend high school, they must travel 14 miles to Mayer. Another building you will find in town is the post office. It opened its doors on July 29, 1888 and stop receiving mail on May 15, 1954. Now it is the Crown King General Store.
I have yet to visit Crown King, but it is on my list of Arizona towns to visit. I can’t wait to see and photograph the historic buildings. I also hear there might be ghosts roaming inside the walls of the old structures and the dusty streets of town.

Horsethief Basin Lake