Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Arizona Travel Tips

THC and the Mrs took a little drive to Tucson to revisit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (about 15 miles outside the city).  If you're in Arizona do not miss it but go when it opens in the morning, which we did this time.  It'll ensure you don't roast in the sun later in the day.

As is our wont we didn't drive directly from Phoenix on the boring I-10.  Instead we went via the longer mountain route taking us through the mining towns of Superior and Globe and affording some spectacular views.  We also found some find food along the way (and let's take a minute to salute Yelp which we've found invaluable and reliable in our travels).  On our drive from the East Coast we had some great food in Monroe, Louisiana (gumbo) and Abilene, Texas (chicken piccata) at little local places we would never have found on our own.

On this trip, we had lunch at Porter's Cafe on the main street in Superior.  Since it was crowded, we ate at the bar and THC had a delicious BLT with about a half pound of crisp bacon and the Mrs had an excellent ham and fried egg sandwich.

This is the interior of Porter's:

The BLT!

And here is the exterior.  It's pet friendly.

Bustling downtown Superior in early afternoon.
We drove on to Globe and stopped for coffee at vida e caffe, located on a side street and had the best coffee and cappucino we've had in Arizona.

Later in the afternoon we crossed Capitan Pass (4983 feet) over which Kit Carson guided a U.S. Army dragoon detachment on its long march from Santa Fe to San Diego in 1846 at the start of the Mexican War.

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