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“Hey, let’s go to that town where that guy from that band who started a winery …”

If that doesn’t ring a bell with you either, don’t worry:  we had to consult the Font of Knowledge (i.e. Google) for something more specific. All we had to do was program the Garmin, and we were ready to go.

Shops in Jerome.

Shops in Jerome.

We left most of the snow behind in Flagstaff and decided to recharge before hiking around the town.

The view from Main Street.

The view from Main Street.

The Flatiron Cafe had opened that day under new management. Thanks to Jen and Amy, we enjoyed two lovely cups of cappuccino and some fresh carrot and ginger soup.

A yummy cappuccino.

A yummy cappuccino.

Happily resuscitated, we headed back out to explore.

Across the street from the Flatiron Cafe we found the House of Joy. This former brothel (and restaurant) currently operates as a boutique but was closed when we visited.

Across the street from the Flatiron Cafe we found the House of Joy. This former brothel (and restaurant) currently operates as a boutique but was closed when we visited.

We found Nelly Bly, a shop that sells kaleidoscopes and art. Just think–over a hundred years ago, kaleidoscopes were considered cutting-edge home media.

A view from a kaleidoscope at Nelly Bly.

A view from a kaleidoscope at Nelly Bly.

More cool stuff at Nelly Bly.
More cool stuff at Nelly Bly.

Glass art from--where else?--Nellie Bly.
Glass art from–where else?–Nellie Bly.

There were many shops and galleries to enjoy, but we were only able to preview a few. This place is worth a second (and a third) visit.

More cool stuff from local artists.

More cool stuff from local artists.

A reminder that Jerome is an old mining town.
A reminder that Jerome is an old mining town …

... that is home to a lively artists' colony.
… that is home to a lively artists’ colony.

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