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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend Getaway in Globe, Arizona

Amanda and I decided to try something new for Labor Day. Rather than risk getting stuck on the freeway for hours upon hours, we opted for a vacation a little closer to home. We stayed at a great bed & breakfast in the small mining community of Globe, AZ. Noftsger Hill Inn was Globe's first elementary school. The "classrooms" were huge, probably half the size of our home with 20-foot ceilings, and decorated with beautiful antique furniture. The smell of breakfast in the morning was all the motivation we needed to get up and explore!

Amanda makes her AZ gubernatorial bid alongside two former governor greats (both from Globe): George W.P. Hunt and Rose Mofford.

Some cool alley scenes from historical downtown.
A night shot of Broad Street, Globe's historic district.

Dave tricked into wearing a sombrero for a cheesy photo op!

Amanda relaxing at Vida e Cafe (great Chai here!).

The view from Pinal Peak in the Tonto National Forest, south of Globe.

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