The tour will be on Saturday September 12th, 2020 & The destination will
Little America restaurant & hotel in Flagstaff for lunch
We're all looking forward to this after being prisoners in our own
homes for several months.
We will have a generous menu
selection (see food
menu and cocktail menu, ) and
billing by couples.
We can eat either in the main dining
room or outdoor patio, our choice once we arrive and observe the local
weather conditions. In either case, all the Covid 19 precautions and
social distancing will be strictly enforced, not to worry about that.
For your convenience, here is a link to Little America in general
We will meet in Fountain Hills at the
Target shopping center. Please meet in front
of the Target store. There are restrooms and also a Starbucks in the
lobby. The center is located at Shea Blvd and Saguaro Blvd in Ftn
Hills. We will
meet at 8:45 AM and depart at 9:00 AM and head north on Hwy 87 to
Payson where we will take a 15-minute comfort break near the casino
at the gas station. We will continue north on highway 87 up the
rim and to Clint’s Wells. There is a restroom
there and we can stop if needed.
Departing Clint's Wells in 1/4 mile we make a left turn
and pick up Hwy 87A toward
Flagstaff. DO NOT BEAR RIGHT AND TAKE HWY 87
TO WINSLOW. We will continue on hwy 87A
to Happy Jack, passing Mormon Lake
& continue north on 87A. We learned
last time some of us needed a comfort break at
Clint's Wells so it is possible we will all make this stop but listen
for updates on the club radio.
Remaining on 87A we'll head toward Lake
Mary and Flagstaff. As we approach Flagstaff from the southeast, we will
be on Lake Mary Road and after a few
turns beyond the overpass we'll be
making a couple of right hand turns to
get on the Interstate.
There is not much advance warning after the "40" sign so go slowly as
you search it out and this will
take us to a right hand 180 degree curve that
will put you on Interstate 40.
Then, look for the Albuquerque
following that look for signs on the right that say, "Little
America" (exit 198-Butler Ave. is the correct off ramp) and that is
where you get off. Little America will be down that road a short
distance straight ahead and on your right.
Select a parking place on their lot and enter the main entrance and then
get to the dining room. Restrooms are also handy just past the entrance
lobby to your right.
Please have a full fuel tank at the
start and remember to bring your club radio
and your club name badge. We can get
fuel at Little America after lunch for the return trip. There are a few
different routes to return to the Valley the same way we went up or take
I 17 all the way home or you can take Oak Creek Canyon down to Sedona
and from Sedona there are two alternate routes - consult your state map
which we recommend you bring with you on every club tour. We can
discuss this toward the end of the luncheon and everyone is free to pair
up with whomever they wish and select whatever route you prefer. In any
case, this is usually a full day of driving
and some socializing.
We look forward to seeing everyone who has or
is signing up, so please
send me your RSVP. If you need the
more powerful 5.0 watt Boafeng radio, I will bring a couple with me, $35
each and much better than the Motorola 0.5 watt & knock offs.