Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break Day Two: Wickenburg, AZ

Today since the day started out cool, we decided to take a road trip.  We had heard about this "real" western town in a town north of Tempe. We had read about it and it looked like fun. We drove and drove and drove!  When we got there we did find a western town. The town was full of things for the tourist. One of the things that I especially liked was the six statues around town depicting the history of the area. The picture here is of a Vaquero with Guitar. This is something that citizens would have seen in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  These bronze sculptures were a gift to the Town of Wickenburg by the DeVore Foundation. Artist J. Seward Johnson is known for his remarkably realistic sculptures. His work is shown in private and corporate collections as well as the public realm worldwide.

We then ate lunch at Anita's Cocina.  It is Wickenburg's oldest and finest Mexican restaurant. We had authentic Mexican food. After that, we took off for our trip back to Tempe and the hotel pool. The weather was too cool to actually get in, but we spent several hours reading poolside.  What a great day!

No comments: