I went around the Globe in 80 days! Well....not the world and....it was only for part of a day....but it was Globe non-the-less.
My good friends Judy and Jan, got me out of the house, crutches and all, last week and we took a road trip up the mountains to sight see in Globe, Arizona.
The drive has some spectacular mountain views and comes complete with a trip through the Queen Creek tunnel.
Located in the middle of the Tonto National Forest, Globe is known for it's copper mining. Copper is still actively mined there today.
Our destination was the Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park. Here you can walk through an ancient village inhabited from A.D 900 to A.D 1100 by the Hohokam tribe before they disappeared.
Later, around 1225 A.D., the Salado Indian tribe moved in and constructed the Pueblo seen at the back of this photo.
The ground level of the Pueblo was used for storage while the second story was living quarters. Even the rooftop was used by the Salado's.
I of course, nor did my companions, climb any of the ladders to the next levels!
Maybe I'll come back and climb it when I'm no longer on crutches!!
There were many tiny rock 'room's outside the Pueblo. Some were ceremonial rooms thought to have been used as burial grounds for the 'ancients'. Many of the tiny spaces remain un-excavated.
Oh, and yes, that's me on my constant companions, the crutches!
Though I hate to have my picture taken, I decided I would allow myself to be immortalized, mostly to show my children they were right after all. How in the world they knew that I didn't need either one of them to come out and help me in my time of need is beyond me!! They are so smart!! (Okay so maybe I did it thinking they might feel a bit guilty?)
No matter! My friends and I had a great day out while we traveled the Globe!! Hope you enjoyed my trip as much as I did.
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