here to read more about the history of Tortilla Flat.
It is a beautiful drive out to the town, with winding roads, rolling hills, saguaros, chollas, prickly pears, and santa rita cacti doting the roadside, and Superstition Mountains looming in the distance.
I like the color of this rock, made yellow by lichen.
This is looking down at Canyon Lake.
A couple of hearty souls riding up the hill!
You can either eat inside the restaurant, or outside where there is a live band. We chose to eat outside and munched on grilled hamburgers and listened to the Tortilla Flat Band.
The crowd seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The walls inside the restaurant are papered with dollar bills that have been contributed by the thousands of patrons. The bathrooms are kind of fun. Here is a photo of the women's bathroom.You can see that if a woman stood up in the stall, her head would be on top of the painting.
Here are some of the fun things I found in the gift shop. Take this tampon holder for instance. Seriously?
Tell me this....why is there a GUY on a tampon case?
Here are some crazy hand sanitizers!
In need of a girlfriend, boyfriend, or therapist? How about one for the low, low cost of $2.95?
(Note the "for ages 3 and up" in the top left corner!)
Here is a rock formation right across from the saloon and gift shop.
The saloon and restaurant.
Here's the hanging man. He used to hang from a dead tree near the road, but he was moved to over the ice cream shop. We always stop and grab a cone there. Our choice of flavor: prickly pear ice cream! The fruit from the prickly pear is a cross between a strawberry and a raspberry.
I caught this beautiful reflection as we were heading out of the area.
We had a fun time and next stop: Goldfield Ghost Town.