Ted's Big Ride---Day Eleven

Phoenix, AZ to Tucson, AZ
May 10, 2006

Plan distance: 137 miles
Plan time at posted speed limit: 2 hours 43 minutes

Actual distance:  Today=150 miles    Total=3,332 miles

Average Miles/Gallon: 42.7
Average Price/Gallon: $3.289

12:28:42 PM Mike Uranich and I at breakfast before I pressed on. Mike and I shared a room in the Air Farce circa 1969 and were always together fishing, skiing, partying, traveling, etc. It was amazing how many things we still had in common, not the least of which is that we are both 6-cat guys. Thanks for breakfast, Mike, and let's keep in touch.
2:14:13 PM Ready to leave Phoenix for Tucson. . . . Today will be a better day for sure.
3:26:43 PM Florence, AZ is billed here as "An Arizona Main Street City", whatever that means?
3:29:49 PM Flowering saguaro in Florence, with woodpecker condos aplenty.

3:31:28 PM A close-up of the smart-looking woodpecker.
3:55:15 PM The drive down Rt 79 seems to be identified as a bird-watching route, and indeed, I saw a wonderful hawk with black, white, and red coloration.
4:03:02 PM Tom Mix, Hollywood Cowboy and Serial Hero Memorial
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8:39:01 PM Having a FANTASTIC, homemade gazpacho dinner with Don and Jean Jones.