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Mar 14, 2014 - Salt River Canyon

We visited the Salt River Canyon today, the drive took us along US-60, down 2000 feet into the awe-inspiring Salt River Canyon. We stopped at the Salt River Canyon Overlook and enjoyed the beauty of the rainbow of layered sediment, rocks and turbulent water below. We watched brave people playing in the water. I zoomed in with my camera so you can see how fast moving the water was. With a cliff-hugging road and hairpin turns, the switchbacks down the Salt River Canyon is one of the most exciting portions of the drive. We were able to look...

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Nov 3, 2013 - Globe, AZ

Day 83 - Globe, AZ 11/3/2013 We traveled most of the day today, pulling in to the casino late in the day. It was quite uneventful except for a bit of rain along the way. The good news it hit us just at a glance, we passed in the night so to speak. We set up and relaxed for awhile, then headed over to the casino for dinner. Later we gambled, partly on their dime, partly on ours, overall, we spent very little and had a good time. There are no pictures today.

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2013 Fall Colors

Oct 23, 2013 - A Day In Globe

I acted as guide for Jane and Jim's first visit to Globe today. We explored Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum. This was my second visit ( see 1/27/11) so I will not re-enter information. We also visited The Pickle Barrel Trading Post - a very interesting and large store that was also previously documented(see 12/9/2010) After a so-so lunch we continued our tour of the historic downtown which has lost some it's luster since the Copper Spike Train Ride is no longer in operation. I got back to the coach at 3:30 and headed to the...

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Jan 31, 2012 - Doesn't get much better

We decided to stay for day 3 in Globe AZ because we are having so much fun. This has been the most easy to get around place we have been in on our trip. The big honkin' dually hasn't been started the entire time. We can walk from our camp to everything we want to do. Another beautiful day in the mid 60's. Started the morning out with breakfast across the street. Then we headed up to the old courthouse that has had an amazing revamping courtesy of the fine folks of Globe. It is now the Arts Center and it is a beauty. We then walked to the...

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Jan 30, 2012 - You can't judge a book by its cover

Well I must say the people of Globe AZ are absolutely the most friendly bunch we have met yet. We walked to church yesterday and Lois the owner of the campground greeted us with a warm and friendly smile before she took her seat in the choir. After the service a number of folks came to talk with us and there were many conversations going on. One surrounded us being from New York. Lois said she was originally from NY state and from Elmira. I asked her what high school she went to and she looked at me in a funny way but said Southside High. I...

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Jan 29, 2012 - Yoh Rinny !

Before I start we were once again in rural USA and did not get the blog done for yesterday until last night. If you did not read the blog for 1/28 and you would like to please go back and check it out. Now when I was a boy there was a TV Show called Rin Tin Tin that took place at Fort Apache. I had a corporal Rusty complete outfit and never missed this show that was on from 1954-57. Where is this all going? There IS a real Ft. Apache and it is in Arizona and we went to see it! We have been to many forts on our trip and they don't look like...

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May 9, 2011 - Day 6 Globe AZ Camp

our day 6, by-passing las cruces we headed up us191 to globe az through san carlos and apache indian country camping at the apache gold indian casino rv park... our day 6 photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/110611301633645572191/Day6ToGlobeAZCamp# ron & bebe click on photo to enlarge...

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Mar 20, 2011 - Another Ride On The Rails

Jim had pneumonia a few months ago when Diane, MaryJane, John and I went on the Copper Spike Railway. A return visit was on the "to do" list and today was the day. It was just as much fun as the first time . One big difference - the last time we were the only four people on the train, today there wasn't an empty seat. The train runs from December to the end of April. The head steward was telling us that he will go home to Colorado for a few weeks before going to the Adirondacks to work on the train there for the summer . This job is a...

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Mar 11, 2011 - Copper Spike Train Excursion

We along with Ken & Bev & others from Picacho Peak RV Resort, traveled up to the City of Globe where we boarded the Copper Spike Train. The Excursion is a 1950's style train ride up to the Apache Gold Casino. The ride included lunch on the train (which was very good & quite reasonably priced). The train departs from the original 1916 two story depot. The 2 hour round-trip excursion takes you on the same route that once brought travelers to the "Land of the Apache," nearly 100 years ago as they traveled from New Orleans to Los Angeles. You...

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Mar 7, 2011 - Globe AZ

Every Wednesday, a group of Jeep owners leaves Apache Junction and heads for an off-road adventure. So far, we have accompanied them to Bloody Basin, Florence, and Pinal Mountain National Recreation Area. I've been hoarding pictures of the last two excursions. We encountered snow at the top of Pinal Mountain, and it was still warm, but I guess the sun can't melt the snow when the shade trees are still towering over everything. Our big find that day was a birthing ground, where Indian women went to give birth. The weather in southern Arizona...

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Feb 21, 2011 - Apache Trail

We left bright and early this morning around 8:30am to try and do the entire Apache Trail from the beginning to Globe, AZ where it ends. Last time we tried this about a month ago they had the road closed half way. So we did the entire thing today. I was absolutely breath taking. If you ever get out to this part of the desert be sure to have this as part of your ternary. It is incredible. You can only see part through photo's the rest remain in your memory bank. The Apache Trail, or AZ 88 as it is officially known, links Apache Junction at...

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Dec 9, 2010 - Copper Spike Train Excursion

My dear friend Jim, who was supposed to join Diane, Mary Jane, John and me on our train trip today, has pneumonia. He is on medication and needs lots of rest. We were disappointed that he wouldn't share this experience with us. We had such a lovely time in Globe, AZ that I am sure we will get Jim there before the winter is over. We arrived in Globe at 10 am and stopped by the train station to pick up our tickets that were ordered on the internet. While there we met Kip, the head of the train project, and told him of our interest in taking a...

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