Finally on our way

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This morning we turned the rig over to Freightliner in Tolleson, AZ for its annual service appointment. Since this was the first time for us and we don’t have complete service records I have to admit I was concerned with what they might find. I am happy to say that the rig came out with no issues and only normal maintenance was required. The service facilities in Tolleson are 1st class, catering to the RV community and the service tech was very thorough. We could not be happier.

While the rig was being serviced, we headed out to explore Superstition Mountain. We have never seen the mountains before and the day was perfect with a slight overcast, which kept the temperature in the low 80°s. We began the adventure by visiting the Superstition Mountain Museum . The museum is a great place to visit and the volunteers are very friendly and informative. They have been working for years creating a facility that not only has the Superstition Mountain as a backdrop but also has its own “Boot Hill”

Boot Hill
Boot Hill

 

and many buildings that were used in western movies.

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out the Elvis Chapel! We had a great time there.

The Elvis chapel

The Elvis chapel

Elvis rocking out

Elvis rocking out

 

 

 

 

 

The jail

The jail

The assay office

The assay office

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Patrick taking a ride in the stagecoach...

Patrick taking a ride in the stagecoach…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we continued down the road we came to the Lost Dutchman State Park  and pulled in to explore. What we found are beautiful camp sites with views of the mountain that take your breath away. We scoped out sites and have selected a few that we would like to camp at next year. Kathleen is already checking the online reservation system for available dates for the sites we like.

After leaving the Lost Dutchman State Park, we continued down Apache Trail Road to the famous town “Tortilla Flats”, it is the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. We had a great lunch there and walked the old town. I understand that there are 6 full time residents so that should give you a good idea of the size of the town. The road turns to wash board dirt from here to Globe so we decided it was time to head back to Freightliner and our rig. We had a great day and will be back to explore further when we camp at the Lost Dutchman State Park.

 

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