Day 7(April 25):Salome, AZ to Wickenburg, AZ–55 miles
April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
We are in Wickenburg, the third oldest town in Arizona, best known for its dude ranches and the infamous jail tree. It is a bit of a tourist town, however despite that we are enjoying our first fresh fruit in four days. Yippee! We also stopped at the Chaparral Ice Cream Parlor for a sundae and a root beer float before Joe’s second unplanned dental visit of the trip due to a broken filling. How about calling this trip Joe’s Coast2Coast Dental Adventures!
The ride itself (our original purpose) was uneventful and pleasant, though walking around town at 3pm makes us happy we are snug in an air conditioned hotel room by 11am. The prior to 6am starts pay off. We rode through one small community of 500 in 55 miles. We stopped at the combination hardware/grocery store, noteworthy for recycled church pews used as seating beneath a shady area for gasoline pumps in a past era, and were waited on by a very enterprising 10 year old named Hector. He recommended we have two bolillos(rolls)rather than one, suggested cracker choices and after his father allowed us use of the nonpublic restroom, made sure it was clean before I entered. Thank you Hector.
The plan is to have a real dinner and then go to the Historic Saguaro Theater, offering the largest screen in Arizona for only $5, to see the “Arthur” remake. Popcorn anyone!
Tomorrow Phoenix(maybe Scottsdale…).