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 drive!

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.


The Country 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.


Paul Ebeyer

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