Busy times

We’ve had a jam packed week. Last Sunday, we left Tucson after church on what has become our annual pilgrimage to Pie Town, NM. We always enjoy the trip through the Salt River Canyon, one of the prettiest drives around in our estimation. I’m always glad, though, that we are in the car and not Liberty when we take this route.

salt river map (2)

The views, though, are breathtaking and the beauty of it is, unlike the Grand Canyon which you view from the top, you get to drive to the bottom and back up the other side.

salt river

We spent the night in Show Low, AZ, a nice sized town in the White Mountains before we drove on to Pie Town on Monday. This year, our friend Kathy Knapp has changed up the Pie-O-Neer Restaurant and turned it into a Pie Bar, their way of surviving the success of the past few years. The Pie Lady of Pie Town, a short film biographic documentary that was done in 2014, has brought customers from all over the country. So this year, the menu has been reduced to what they do best, pie!

Between the two of us, we tasted three of the pies there and brought home two pies to share with our friends on Tuesday at our “Life is short–eat dessert first!” party. This year our whole pies were New Mexico pie (apple pie with green chiles and pine nuts) and Green chile peach, which is now my new favorite. Needless to say, there were a dozen or more other varieties that we didn’t try, leaving us room to go back another year!

In our absence, the sanctuary of Northwest Community Friends Church was cleared of chairs and filled with huge tables and racks for the annual rummage sale. Lots of people spent lots of hours cleaning up, sorting and pricing all the donated goods in preparation for the sale on Friday and Saturday. The sale was over just before 2 p.m. Saturday and the sanctuary was restored to order and ready for Sunday in just over 2 hours. Phew!

In the meantime, out back in the “RV park”, our friend Larry Kinser landed in the new rig he and his wife Mileta bought recently. Mileta is on the road with her Mary Kay distributors but she’ll be here late next week and we’re eager to see her. That’s her pink Cadillac on the right and the trailer it travels in on the left. Our lot is FULL!

full lot

Friday afternoon after the sale had closed for the day, our friends Richard and Patti Harper stopped by for a visit and we had a great time visiting. We had last seen them in Quartzsite in January, so we had lots of catching up to do. And eating, always important with friends. We took this picture in front of Ole’ Mexican restaurant, our favorite place in Tucson.

Harpers

Now it’s Sunday, a day of much-needed rest before another week full of activities before Florence Marie goes home on the 30th.

 

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