Sunday, May 1, 2011

Globe Hopping

I went around the Globe in 80 days!  Well....not the world 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.


  1. Karen ~
    So glad you were able to Globe trot. Hopefully you can ditch the crutches soon!
    Pug hugs :)

  2. Cute photo of you Karen! You look happy even with the crutches attached! Keep "globe" trotting as I love seeing the area where you live!
    Send some of that beautiful sunshine and warmth our way!
    Cathy G

  3. Hi Cathy & Lauren! I would send both of you this beautiful weather if only I could. I am sooo lucky even though I'm stuck on these stupid crutches!! Hoping your weather gets great soon!!

  4. Once again, I get to travel via your blog! That makes my day! Otherwise, I would just be cleaning and cleaning and cleaning to prepare for the open house! Thanks!

    Cute picture of you! And great pics of the whole region!

  5. So glad your friends dragged you out for a fun day. You always have interesting adventures. Thanks for sharing your day with us.
    P.S. The warm(ish) sun left us today. It was back to Brrrrr.

  6. Glad you were able to get out. I remember going to this place when I was a little girl. It was nice to refresh my memory.
    Take care.

  7. Karen, I'm glad that you could get away for a nice adventure with your friend and take us along for the ride via your blog. Thanks for the history lesson. Hope that you soon will be able to put those crutches and take that cast off. It can get hot and itchy after a while, I know, I've had a cast on at one time. Have a great week and I hope that you'll take us along on your next exciting adventure. JB

  8. fun that you had visted here before and that I brought back memory's for you!!

  9. Hello,
    I came across your website and found it very enjoyable. I just had a couple of questions so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!


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