Friday, August 3, 2012

the big house


last week i had two meetings in 
florence arizona,
one at 9am and one at 115pm. 


florence is in the middle of nowhere
and at least 40 miles from anything,
so i wasn't thrilled about having 
to hang out there all day.



but then i found out 
the casa grande ruins 
are 9 miles away from florence.



score.





but as i quickly discovered
the casa grande ruins
are just that -- 
ruins.




bascially it is one big house
covered by a pavilion.
and some short adobe walls
surrounding it.
 









it was a cheap ($5) and short (1 hour) visit
and the history surrounding the ruins 
is interesting
(no one knows for sure why 
this development was abandoned)
but i'm not sure it requires a repeat visit.