Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Our Last Fun Adventure Together

 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.

Main street

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.


  1. You are an inspiration to all of us. Soldier on girl. We love you.

  2. Beautiful pictures. What a nice memory trip for the both of you.

  3. That's a beautiful drive. Typos are the worst, I usually have to read the blog for a week before I see them all.

  4. You had beautiful scenery on your drive.
    Writing a post about your travels with Jim is exactly why you started this Blog as a way to remember and let your readers follow.
    Hoping you continue to write even though your travels will be different.
    Later on you can reschedule this post so it appears on the day it happened.
    Be Safe.

    It's about time.

  5. What a beautiful part of Arizona we have not seen yet and I so love the history! I don’t find any typos Sandie, but I’m not so good at that either. It’s always good to hear from you! Enjoyed the photo of Jim in front of those beautiful church doors an the stained glass windows are so pretty!

  6. Glad to hear you are doing ok. That looked like a great drive you all took, that area is so scenic.

  7. I'm happy you posted this journey with Jim so you can always bring it up and have that memory. Also glad you posted so we know you are doing well.

  8. Beautiful pictures and memories, thank you for sharing.

  9. Beautiful pictures and what a pretty church. A lovely memory to have of a special day. Hugs

  10. Darn, we just left Apache Junction today. Wish I found out sooner you were in the area. We would've love to visit with you guys again. Enjoy the beautiful bloom!

  11. I love drives, that was a great one.
    Take Care and God Bless

  12. I have been thinking about you, since I found your blog and was keeping up.take care


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