Our destination is the
Pima Air Museum in Tucson
with a basic lunch at the
right on the premises but a good selection of hot or cold sandwiches,
and a variety of salads. Nothing fancy but it is convenient and will
eliminate the need to get in our cars and drive in Tucson traffic to a
local restaurant hoping they can handle a group as big as ours will be.
We will meet near
Apache Junction on Interstate 60 and Goldfield Road
NOT TOMAHAWK RD. Goldfield road is exit
198 off Int 60 and 1 mile east of Tomahawk where we usually meet when we
travel east on Int 60. DON’T GET OFF AT TOMAHAWK
When you exit Int 60 @ Goldfield Rd, exit # 198, turn right
and in about 500 feet, you will see a Chevron station on the east side
of Goldfield Rd, that is the meeting place. We’ll meet at 8:30 AM and
depart at 8:45 AM.
We’ll get back on Int 60 and travel east to the
Florence cutoff, about 13 miles where we will bear to the right and pick
up hwy 79 south. We’ll be passing through the city of Florence and
eventually arrive at Oracle Junction 52 miles later where we will pick
up hwy 77 south which I believe is also called Oracle Blvd or Road but
the name doesn’t matter. It is approximately a 20- mile drive south on
Hwy 77 to Ina Rd where we will turn right (west) and drive another 7
miles in order to pick up Interstate 10. This involves a bit of
backtracking but it’s the best overall route to take and enjoy our BMW Z
cars and avoid heavy city traffic, police and traffic lights everywhere.
The only alternative route is to take Interstate 10 all the way from
Phoenix to the museum and that is NOT a fun, scenic or interesting
We’ll turn left off
Ina Road on to Interstate 10 and drive 11 miles south east to Valencia
Road where we will exit Int 10 and follow Valencia Rd east to the museum
located at 6000 E
Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756.
Admission to the
museum is $16.50 per person and I am not aware of any discounts that may
be available but we can ask at the ticket window.
back your RSVP (if you haven't already) ASAP so I will know whom to
expect and look for at the start of the tour so please send that to me
in a timely manner.
As always, please
start the tour with a full fuel tank, your club name tag and your club
communication radio. I have no idea what the temperatures will be inside
or outside of the museum but come properly prepared so you will be
comfortable whatever the weather is like.
We can discuss the
return trip during or after our lunch as a group and the route you take
Actually, there are essentially only two choices, the
same way we drive down or take Interstate 10 all the way back to
Phoenix, your choice, there will most likely be two groups taking either
one of these routes.
Departure time is also optional of course, not
everyone will want to spend the entire day there so feel free to leave
whenever the mood strikes you.
supporting the club with your attendance on this tour.