Friday, March 13, 2015
This morning, we woke up to a beautiful clear blue sky over The Four Peaks.
My plans after breakfast are to drive to Globe, Arizona, about 35 miles from my campground on hwy 188. I have three objectives to achieve in Globe; so, after breakfast we headed to town to 1) get gas for the jeep, 2) stop by Walmart for groceries and 3) find a shop that will look at my RV front brakes and replace if necessary.
It was a pretty drive into Globe. When we passed the road going up to the cliff dwellings, I stopped at a scenic view. From there I could see the upper cliff dwellings.
As you can see from the zoomed image, the dwellings are much more preserved than the lower ones that I went to yesterday. It is going to be neat to be able to walk up there tomorrow morning.
Went over the mountains to the south and left Roosevelt Lake in our rearview mirror.
Globe is an old town, so stopped in the old district and took a few photos.
Then I stopped to fill up the jeep and noticed a car wash right next door, so stopped in and gave the jeep a good cleaning. It sure needed a wash.
We then stopped by Walmart, but it was getting very hot and there was no shade anywhere in their parking lot. I didn’t feel comfortable leaving the jeep running with the AC while I was gone.
I drove up to the huge Fry’s Food Store and went around the back on the north side and there was shade from the building, so Fry’s it is. Prices were great there too.
I didn’t accomplish my most important goal of finding someone to look at my brakes. I went to three places and they all said they don’t do RVs. I can’t believe a town in the middle of the mountains doesn’t do RV brakes, but that’s the way it goes.
Instead of going through Globe on hwy 60, my alternative is to drive north to Payson, Arizona on Monday. The highway 260 route is less mountainous and ends up at hwy 60 above the mountains.
Around 4:30 pm it was so beautiful, Yuma and I drove up the mountains to the west of the lake to just walk the jeep road for awhile. The lake looks beautiful from there. This whole area looks beautiful at this time of year. Wouldn’t it be neat to build a house where I am standing and have this view from your front porch.
See you later.