Sunday, March 3, 2013

And The Small

Apache Junction, AZ  High 84  Low 54

I meant to tell you, if you decide to visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument with your rig, there is RV parking. They honor your America the Beautiful Pass (or whatever that thing is called for us old folks). Sorry Toni. I wish there was some way Canadians could visit these sites without the high cost. The tours are free or you can wander the complex on your own.

After leaving the monument we headed through Florence which is home to Arizona State Prison and the Prison Outlet store. We didn’t stop this time but you can visit Florence in my blog post from 2009:

When we reached the intersection with US 60 we turned east towards Superior, home of the World’s Smallest Museum.

P1020416 Much to my dismay, it was closed and we couldn’t find anyone to let us look inside. The museum is located right on US 60 next to the Buckboard Cafe.

The roof is made of beer cans. All the major brands seemed to be well represented.



It would probably take all of five minutes to go through it and when we go back to Superior we’ll try again.

And the reason we’ll be back in Superior? Porter’s Cafe.


Thanks to Deb from she mentioned in her blog about the wonderful hamburgers they had here. That sounded like the perfect place for us to have lunch.

Inside Porter’s Cafe


Superior is a small town of about 3200 people. A few movies have been filed here, i.e., Clint Eastwood in The Gauntlet and also How the West Was Won. The largest employer appears to be Resolution Copper.

Main Street


For such a small town, Porter’s Cafe has some of the best food we’ve had in a long time. We both had their hamburgers. Jim had a side salad and I had their homemade fries. The guy at the table next to us had their burrito special and said it was better than it looked and it looked fabulous. Thanks Deb.


Another place we haven’t visited yet is Boyce Thompson Arboretum which is just about two miles west of Superior. Two good reasons to return to Superior.


  1. I think at most federal locations, the entrance fee is per vehicle - so if your Canadian friends go along in your car - your Federal pass should cover them.

  2. We eatery looks great. We like when there is a huge bar and then tables all around. The burger looked yummy!

  3. I'm ready to head for Porter's Cafe.

  4. Prison Outlet Store? That strikes me as hilarious. I mean, I know people like outlet stores, but really, a prison outlet store? 101 different license plates?

  5. Nice looking burger, glad you had a great day!

  6. Somebody drank an awful lot of beer to add that roof. I know it wasn't one of my cans though .. or yours.

  7. Can you imagine what the inside would sound like with rain hitting all those beer cans???

  8. We enjoyed wandering around the Arboretum... But that was a few years ago... Some of the hikes can be quite long....

  9. Deeeelicious looking food! LOVE the beer can roof! what fun is that... and a great way to recycle. How did I miss Porter's... seems my food radar would have been zoning in. must've had my desert nose on. ha

  10. Wonder how they got those beer cans to line up so straight on the roof after they drank all that beer... ;c)

  11. I got a good laugh out of seeing there is a "Prison Outlet Store"!! I can't imagine what they'd be selling there.

  12. Sounds like a fun time. In Canada, we pay the regular price so only right they pay the regular price here. With the way things are going right now, we may not get a price break for seniors anymore either.

  13. Looks like a good place to check out on a day off while here in Mesa. Thanks for the tip.

  14. Added Superior and the eatery to our list.


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