Club Drive to Pumpkin Center and Points
Beyond - Saturday, March 10, 2007
On Saturday, March 10th we will have a one day touring
event of the Pumpkin Center, Roosevelt Lake, Globe, loop. To many of you, this
will be a familiar route as we have done it four times in the past. As best that
I can calculate, this will be about 225 miles round trip. There is a lot of
beautiful scenery and the route is highlighted by straights, sweeping bends and
some tight twisties >>>>>>>>>> always an enjoyable
We will begin the tour at the Target shopping center
parking lot in Fountain Hills located at the intersection of Saguaro and Shea
Blvds, east end of the parking lot. Plan to arrive at 9:00 AM and we'll depart
at 9:15 AM. As always, please arrive with a full fuel tank, there is fuel
available in the general area east on Shea. Please remember your club radio and
name tags. You may want to consider dumping your washed out and faded club
"T" shirt and pop for a new crispy one we'll ask Howard to bring along
a supply so don't disappoint him.
At lunch, we will hand out raffle tickets for door prizes.
However, the catch is, you have to be wearing some form of club clothing in
order to be eligible for the drawing.
We'll head north on Hwy 87 toward Payson and turn east on
Hwy 188. There is a comfort stop available at that intersection and we will pull
in the lot for a comfort break and park for 15 minutes. Afterward, we'll head
east on 188 toward Jake's Corner and Pumpkin Center, then on to Roosevelt Lake.
We may stop for a scenic view depending upon the schedule that will have us
arrive for lunch in Globe, around 12:00 noon.
About 33 miles from the Junction we will cross a bridge
which spans an arm of the Lake. Below (South) of the bridge, you may be able to
catch a glimpse of the tallest brick dam in the U.S., Roosevelt Dam.
About 5 miles past the bridge, we will come to the
entrance of the Tonto National Monument on the right side of the road. We may
drive up to the picnic area for a view of the lake depending upon our ETA for
Globe and lunch. After looking around, we will continue southeast on 188. Which
merges with Hwy 88 in about 9 miles. 15 miles from that Junction we will turn
left onto Hwy 60, headed East to Globe.
We'll fuel up in Globe first, and then have lunch at the
Country Kitchen (yes, they are open for business again) We will most likely
reserve the back room for our private use. following lunch, we'll reverse our
course and return on the same route.
Kitchen is located at
1505 E Ash St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 425-3505 and here
is a Google Maps link It is important that I have a head count for these
events so I can arrange the proper space for the lunch. Beyond that, It's always
a help when I know approximately how many cars to expect on a given tour. With
this in mind, please send back your RSVP while
you're thinking about it. This does not have to be sealed in concrete, we
realize that sometimes things come up and you have to cancel. However, it helps
us to have some idea what the size of the group will be.
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