Saturday, March 13, 2010

Doggie Day Trip - Superior and Globe

Poor Sophie has to suffer through my latest case of itchy feet.    Before summer, we'll be hitting the road to revisit all those little places my parents once insisted were interesting and important.  Of course, only dog friendly spots will make it on our agenda.  Last week, we took off on the 60 and headed northeast to the mining towns of Superior -Miami- Globe, then took the 88 hugging Roosevelt Lake to the east and the Tonto National Monument to the west.  These spots were our favorites:
  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum - The Arboretum houses an incredible collection of desert plants from around the world - the Chihuahuan, Sonoran and Australian deserts are well represented.  The cactus garden is a must see.  We even got to watch the tree climbing competition in the eucalyptus garden. 
  • Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park - The Salado Indians' upper and lower dwellings at Tonto National Monument are off limits to dogs, so Besh Ba Gowah was a pleasant find.  The Park houses over 200 Salado pueblos.  There is also an on-site museum, a gift shop, a spacious and clean restroom, a mini botanical garden, and an informative video - all for the bargain price of $4.  Dogs are free!
  • Roosevelt Lake - Ok, so we didn't really hit the lake, but the scenic drive around the lake was relaxing.  If traveling north on the 88, you'll hit a nice lookout pullover before the bridge.  It's a platform to view the upper dwelling of the Tonto National Monument to the west (I had to squint to see it) and Roosevelt Lake to the east.  It's also the perfect spot for a car sick pup to get some fresh air.

one car sick puppy


  1. What a gorgeous little dog. I absolutely love that first photo and that beautiful stone work.

  2. Yes, the stones are very eye-catching. Poor sick little pooch!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments. We're working in the car sickness. Stay tuned!

  4. I think Sophie needs her own blog! What a cutie. I love this road trip. The antique stores in Miami/Globe are a great place to lose yourself in.

  5. Thanks for the tip Randy. We'll have to check those out. We plan to head back on the way to Show Low/Greer.