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|Picture is from azdailysun.com|
The jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. Today, they are almost extinct and are a protected animal.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
This coming weekend, my sister-in-law and I are heading back to Williams, AZ. We were there last year around Christmas and wanted to go back. We decided to check it out in the summer this time. One of the things we wanted to do was to take the Grand Canyon Railway train ride. This journey starts in Williams and takes you through the most gorgeous northern Arizona scenery until it reaches its destination at the Grand Canyon. The train treks north towards the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes each way. It is about a 65 mile rail ride from Williams through flat lands and Ponderosa pines. I also heard that bandits just might try to rob the train along the way. Yahoo, I can't wait! As usual, I will be taking tons of pictures and will try to remember to take videos too. BTW, this train ride becomes the Polar Express at Christmas time taking the kiddies and their family to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sadly, I must report that the Poston House Inn is closed. I found out that the owners sold the property and it is now a private residence. I was sad to hear this because my sister-in-law and I had a wonderful stay there while in Tubac, AZ. Our hosts, Mary and Don, were welcoming and showed us around the place before taking us to our room. I hope they are enjoying their life in whatever they are doing.
In the mid 1850’s, and right after the Gadsden Purchase, Charles Poston moved to Tubac. He purchased the old presidio commandant house and surrounding houses even though they were in poor condition. He was looking for the ideal house for a financier to live in, and these houses were perfect. After living in the structures for about 4 years, he left and relocated to Phoenix.
“Charles Debrille Poston (April 20, 1825 – June 24, 1902) was an American explorer, prospector, author, politician, and civil servant. He is referred to as the "Father of Arizona" due to his efforts lobbying for creation of the territory. Poston was also Arizona Territory's first Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.” (From Wikipedia)