Apache Junction. High 83. Low 46
Following radiation, Jim was feeling pretty good and we took one last drive together and I want to record it in my blog.
We decided to make a loop drive going east through Superior, on to Globe and then south on highway 77 and back north on highway 177.
Our first views were of Superior were as we were coming down into the town on Highway 60.
Superior is located at the base of Apache Leap Mountain and was originally started as a supply center for the Silver King Mine. When silver was impacted by the change in the monetary standard in 1893 from $1.50 to $.20 per ounce, the town almost became a ghost town. But thanks to the discovery of copper Superior was able to survive.
The following are scenery pictures as we continued on towards Miami (Arizona that is).
We had one stop we wanted to make in Miami, another copper boom-town:
The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church
This Roman Catholic Church was dedicated in 1917. In 2008 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It is beautiful and worth a visit if you are in the area.
By now it was almost lunch time, so we wandered into Globe looking for some place unique to eat. But first we drove by the Globe Courthouse which was built in 1906. It always amazes me how they could build such beautiful buildings without all the machinery and technology we have today.
After reading lots of Yelp reviews, we decided to try Nurdberger's. "Nurdberger is a local hamburger spot with a menu tailored to your favorite comics, superheroes, and anime cartoons".
We ordered our selections to go and ate in the truck. Jim had a burger and I had a chicken sandwich. They were sooo good. And the fries were really good.
A few more scenery pictures on our journey back home.
Jim was my proof reader so hopefully I found all the typos. I miss him so much but I am doing okay. My friends are amazing.