So, it was quite a surprise to Kim that I wanted to go back to Jerome on this trip. I'm not sure it would have been his choice, but he agreed primarily because his Uncle Bill and Aunt Maria were going too. He wouldn't have to go into every shop. He could hang out with Bill while Maria and I browsed.
So the good news is that I survived the trip up to Jerome without getting sick. Who knows why - smaller car, different driver, or the fact that my depth perception improved greatly after my cataract surgery. Don't know, don't care, just grateful!
Jerome, a National Historic Landmark, was built on Cleopatra Hill on top of what was the largest copper mine in Arizona - it produced an astonishing three million pounds of copper per month, according to the brochure.
I was skeptical of how long Kim would hold out while we browsed the shops, but there must have been some things for him to enjoy as far as looking around at the old buildings and people watching, because he lasted longer than I expected.
We had two other stops on our itinerary, Old Town Cottonwood and the Alcantara Vineyards. We elected to have lunch in Jerome before moving on.