Thursday, August 15, 2013

Laws post III

Before I post today's pictures I want to give everyone a warning to check you credit card statements closely. Yesterday I made online reservations at the Grand Canyon RR RV park and as is my habit I pulled up my credit card online to make sure the transaction was processed correctly. To my surprise there were two transactions made in the last week that weren't mine. Totaling over $300.00 and with companies I don't even do business with. Needless to say I spent a couple of hours on the phone yesterday with the fraud unit of my credit card company. Bottom line is the card is cancelled, the charges have been deleted, a new card is being issued and will be sent over night to the park here. Can I explain how this happened.... no. The card is never out of my hand. It might be time to get one of the security wallets that prevent scanning. Check this out.
Credit card Identity theft.

On a happier subject, here are some more of the Laws pictures.


The next cottage on the street was 'The Bottle House'.

I'm not sure where the name came from. 

Perhaps the contents of the house can explain it.

Many, many bottles.

A few cans thrown in for good measure.

More bottles.






These are Coke bottles displayed on their side so the bottling plant city is visible.

A few more bottles.


After awhile you felt like you were bottled in.

Next down the line was the Wells Fargo Office.


This building was filled with gems, minerals and rocks.

Sliced slabs.

Crystals.

Lots of rocks from the area.

And for good measure a few rocks.

This building also housed a display of early surveying equipment.

And mining equipment.

Another corner had Indian artifacts.

Arrowheads and stone tools.

And another collection.

Don't go away, there is plenty more to come from the Laws museum.

Today there is an afternoon ballgame to keep me occupied while sitting back and enjoying the good life.

16 comments:

  1. That is the largest bottle collection I have ever seen - but then I haven't seen a LOT of bottle collections. On busy days, I'm sure the foot traffic through that house is a real bottleneck ...

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    1. There were a few bottles present, I just wonder how many had a deposit on them.

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  2. Whoever lived there must have been a lousy shot. Not one of those bottles was broken by a bullet. Wow. Thanks for the heads up on the credit card. Sorry for that problem you had. Thanks again for sharing all the great photos of Laws.

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    1. I think I'd be a bit nervous with all the glass in earthquake country.

      The credit card is just a minor bump in the road and was handled well by the card company.

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  3. It always amazes me the things people decide to collect. And then they make a museum out of them.

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    1. I have to agree. I expect everything that ever was is collected by someone.

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  4. I'm thinking with all those bottles, the townfolk had a drinking problem... ;c)

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    1. No, they were just collecting them to fill with messages.

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  5. That is a boatload of bottles.

    We just had the same thing happen to our credit card. Bank of America contacted us and said the card is closed, new one on its way. The problem is...they closed our card, new one goes to Livingston, TX, and then need to be mailed to us. YUCK!

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    1. I was lucky, I discovered and called them, I cried,stomped my feet and threw a temper tantrum and scared them so bad they are overnighting my new card to the park here in Arizona. Just kidding, they were super to work with.

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  6. I started collecting bottles a little too late--people had discovered their value. I did find one, though. I paid $1.50 for it. I came home and looked it up on the web and it says it is valued at $500.00. Of course, I'd first have to find a buyer. Think I'll just pass it on to the kids.

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    1. Probably a buyer out there, finding them would be the trick.

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  7. I have a few old bottles too. Ghost towns are great places for finding old stuff. Well they used to be now there all picked over and I don't think with the snakes around them I would much want to go digging around.

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    1. When I lived in Colorado I spent a lot of weekend chasing down old ghost towns. That was always fun.

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  8. We have had a card number stolen twice. That is why we always try and check our bank transactions nearly every day. I know it is possible to remotely scan card info. I believe in our cases, it was more simply done, the person we handed the card to stole the info. Now we never hand a card to someone who can walk away with it. That means for places like restaurants we always pay cash. Since we started this practice, no problems.

    We still worry about over the phone transactions and online and always check right after those are made. Sadly, that is the world we live in:(

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