Thursday, October 10, 2019

RV for Sale (not ours) and a Day at the MIM

Yesterday was our 37th wedding anniversary so we wanted to do something to celebrate. As many years as we've been coming to Fountain Hills, other than to attend a concert we haven't visited the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix, about 20 miles from here. 

Over 7,000 instruments from 200 countries are displayed, and you get to listen to various instruments and music on headphones that are given out when you purchase a ticket ($20).

We got lucky as it was a quiet day at the museum. I read it can be a zoo when busloads of kids on field trips are there.

There were some very unique instruments on display.

Woodstock exhibit

Elvis memorabilia

Portion of the Italy exhibit

There are many rooms and galleries, so for over two hours we toured the downstairs and part of the US/Canada room upstairs. We took a break to head out for lunch at Mellow Mushroom Pizza, just a mile from the museum, and wandered around the High Street area after eating. We then returned to the museum to check out the rooms of the rest of the world. We got a bit bogged down with the Asian, African, and Middle East sections. By that point all the music was beginning to sound alike, and not at all pleasing to our ears, so we called it a day. It's a very impressive museum and worth the price of admission. To really appreciate it all would require multiple visits but we enjoyed what we saw and heard. It was fun to do something different for a change.

If anyone reading this is in the market or might know of someone interested, our friends Alex and Ellen are transitioning from a class A to a 5th wheel and are selling their motorhome. It's a very classy and well cared for 2003 42' Monaco Dynasty that is rigged out for serious boondocking, with a lot of extras and upgrades.


  1. You got lucky going to the museum yesterday...this is Fall Break for AZ schools.

  2. What an interesting museum! It's always fascinating to me to see the variety of pieces and the sounds they produce. Stunning coach!

  3. Great museum. I'd never heard of it. Boy that is some fancy rig. Hope your friends sold it.