The 6-week journey will be across the “southern transcontinental route”, covering southern sections of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida. Arrival at the finish line in St. Augustine, FL is projected for April 10, 2010.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Globe, AZ

Hi Everyone,
We have arrived at Globe, a copper mining town, not in its heyday anymore but still a quaint little town on a mountain creek.  We are in a very bare bones RV park right along the creek across from the scenic railroad line that takes tours of the copper mine each day.  We do have electric and water hook-up but have to use the RV's bathroom and shower.  They are working well!!  It rained a little as soon as we got the motorhome situated but stopped after some big claps of thunder echoing off the rocky hills. 
We walked over the bridge and railroad track for supper at a little Mexican restaurant recommended by the park owner.  It was fantastic and we chowed down for $6.99. The owner's son was behind the counter and entertained us with his jolly personality. He was in awe of what Dave and Mike are doing.  
The ride for the guys today was very strenuous as we climbed to 4400 feet.  The scenery was spectacular.  We went through a tunnel and over beautiful bridges spanning the gorges.  Mike and Dave are really tired tonight.  Paula did the driving today and white-knuckled some of the curves but did a great job.  
Had a great stop in Superior, AZ earlier today.  The Buckboard City Restaurant was so full of history and boasted the smallest museum in the world, fountains made of all sizes of truck tires and wheelbarrows, and great cinnamon buns and orange juice.
I took lots of pictures and they will be on the web.
Tomorrow will be less strenuous as far terrain but there is a storm coming so the weather could present some interesting cycling.  We should be almost to the New Mexico line tomorrow night.


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