Friday, July 6, 2018

Main Street

I've finally gotten around to doing a few of the local Wherigo caches, in part because many of them can be done from the air-conditioned comfort of the car until you get very close to the final cache. A couple of these highlighted some of the vintage neon signs that still survive along Mesa's Main Street.

At one time, four highways converged and traveled the length of Main Street.

Most of these businesses continue to operate although I wonder about the cash flow.

Buckhorn Baths is very well known. The original owners have passed away, and the property was recently purchased with the intent to restore and reopen the motor court.

I'm not sure how much more time this sign has. Bill Johnson's was a fixture when we moved to the valley nearly 30 years ago. This one (and perhaps all of the locations) is now closed and the property is for sale.

The highlight at the Kiva Lodge wasn't the neon as much as the "refrigerated" highlight. Air conditioning sells, especially this time of year!

I found this one hiding just off Main Street.

This one isn't neon, but it was memorable.

Now I know where old transmissions go to die. They make them into pizza!


  1. That does look like a fun Wherigo to do on a warm summer day! Sometimes they take more time than I am wanting to give to complete the stages. Thanks for sharing another JFOW adventure!

    1. I enjoy them but they have to be a commitment since they can take so long. They don't mix well with a day of traditional geocaching, but like other caches, they'll often highlight something that I wouldn't notice otherwise.