The first perfect weekend in Arizona means time to go riding! I really haven't had a chance to ride my motorcycle since I got it fixed in November, so I was overdue for a good ride! A few of us met up at In-N-Out Burger filled our bellies, gassed up the bikes and road off. It was one of the longest rides I have so far been on, we were 1/4 the way to Vegas (I think that will be our next trip). It was smooth riding till we hit some construction which lead to an entire lane blocked off on a two lane road. So we had to wait for the oncoming traffic line to pass before it was our turn. (Perfect photo opportunity)
After about 2 hrs of riding we were on a mission to find a place to stop for some grub. We stopped at a few different cafés but most of them shut down shop at 2:00pm. Determined to fill our growling bellies we finally found the T-Bird Café, a cute little pizza diner!
|The view outside of the T-Bird Café.|
|And the view from inside!|
|We ordered pizza and wings. They were both absolutely delicious, even though we |
only ate the toppings from the pizza (we stay away from gluten and grains when possible.)
|Our bikes parked at the lookout spot.|
They had lookout points you could pull over to so you could stop and take in the view. It was breathtaking. The blues showing the distinction between the mountains had a fairytale affect. They were just dreamy. On the way home it was amazing to see dozens of hot air balloons descending to land, along with a few hang gliders. I haven't seen hang gliders before so that was a first. Obviously I couldn't take my eyes off the road for too long.
(No pictures are shown because I was busy riding.)
A few months later during the summer a wildfire spread over the town of Yarnell, Arizona. It was ignited by lightning and spread quickly. While trying to control the fire a group of 19 highly experienced firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun and killed by the fire. I felt the need to include this with my post because it is an important part of Yarnell history. The Granite Mountain Hotshots will not be forgotten.
There are a few different links you can go to donate to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters or other firefighter foundations.