Payson Adventures in and around Payson, AZ The wind was fierce here. Just one of the 3 large spaces in Dimi Espresso. Remy greets Fred Bird….Fred defends cage. The pines got even denser as we began our descent and got our first view of the rim. Payon, Arizona – Here we come! It seems that all roads out of Payson have amazing scenery. While there is no intense drop-off in this view, the immense vista is nonetheless beautiful to behold. The motel 6 in Payson was very cute. The smallest room so far but very clean and tasteful. We had a big bathroom area for the dogs so everybody was happy. As the sun was setting, it came in through a window, reflected off a picture and blinded Brian. The smart car arrived, all in one piece. This giant grasshopper appeared next to our car in the motel parking lot. Denny’s was a pleasant experience. We tried the Bold Coffee – Thankfully, we did not feel compelled to clean the restaurant afterward. One of the many beautiful vies from a dirt road in Pine. Mogollon Rim view from the car. Highway 260 drops more than 2000 feet with the rim visible almost the entire way. Instead of grass, gravel is used to the islands and medians along the road and in parking lots. Despite being predominantly bean with little meat, the chili at HB’s was still very good. Wild javelina in Pine, AZ Assertive duo at Denny’s. We saw them the morning before – when the owner comes out the young one gets excited and jumps onto the top of the truck. Tumbleweed Attack in Holbrook, AZ. Watch out Brian! A sign warning us to turn around before going any further. People like their privacy out here. Entry door at HB’s Place – Note the lowest sign. As we approached Heber, the terrain changed to more pine trees and denser shrubbery. One of the open areas of Pine – land for building is limited, but if you can find a piece, you’re guaranteed to be surrounded by beauty.