The Haunted Hamburger

Aug 1, 2011 by

James and Shilo at the haunter hamburgerFrom Shilo’s laptop…

We arrived in Sedona last Friday, July 29th. The drive down – once we got on the road and let go of the bank chaos! – was effortless. Very little traffic or construction and lots of stunning vistas and changing landscapes.

Friday night we got our communications figured out – a great phone and pre-paid plan through T-Mobile – and enjoyed 2 days of rest and relaxation in the condo and pools at our resort.

Sunday, at many people’s recommendation, we drove the 20-something miles to the near-by mountainside town of Jerome – now an artistic community high in the hills, Jerome was once the fourth largest town in Arizona bustling with people and activities supporting the once huge copper mine there. Now it is a quiet cluster of houses perched precariously on the steep incline overlooking the red rocks of Sedona and area.

One of the delightful characteristics of the Jerome are all of the tales of haunted houses, places and spaces. There is quite the tourist theme around these haunted legends.

For lunch we stopped at the restaurant that our resort recommended called the Haunted Hamburger! We sat on the patio which had a fabulous view. And, playing to the name and the restaurants own ghost, there was a cloth ghost attached to a clothes line, so in the wind he would go winging across the deck – it was very fun!

The Haunted Hamburger makes fresh MASSIVE burgers with all the trimmings imaginable. I am not a burger lover, but it was fabulous!Chris and his chocolate cake

When Chris and Darlene arrived the next day – since Chris IS a huge burger lover – we went back again! Not only did everyone enjoy the hamburgers but Chris also ordered the ginormous chocolate cake! It was HUGE!

Lots of laughter and great connection, spectacular views and amazing treats!