Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here we are in Globe, AZ
Until this morning I'd never even heard of Globe, but we've been in touch with our road buddies Ches and Allison and they suggested we meet here as it's on their way east and on our way west. Globe lies in the middle of Arizona's Cobre Valley, home to some large copper mines. The town is old, dating back to the 1850s, and it has a small but interesting historic center. It's one of those towns that feels like it's from another decade, although I'm not sure which one...
It seems to be quite a vibrant community with an active arts group that has restored the old courthouse for a gallery, workshops and a drama group.
This is the interior of the building with a copper railing on the main staircase.
And this is a painting of prickly pear cactus by one of the local artists, which I greatly admire for its treatment of light and shadow.
We found a little park on top of a hill with a museum showing restored ruins of a pueblo dating back to the 14th century. These places seem to be dotted all over the map in the Sonora Desert.
It's off to bed now after a meal at a good Mexican restaurant. (These also are dotted all over the map.)
Tomorrow we're thinking we'll have to head north and are hoping that the massive cold front will soon leave the western states. But Globe was an interesting side trip for sure.