Week 43: Aebleskiver, Saguaro, and Rooster Cogburn (Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2014)

Mike, Belinda, Sherry, Bob at Canyon Lake, AZ

Mike, Belinda, Sherry, Bob at Canyon Lake, AZ

 It’s wonderful to be friends with Sherry’s cousin Mike and his wife Belinda. Stay a few days with them in Queen Creek, AZ, while we enjoy beautiful sunrises, hundreds of saguaro cactus, and warm sunny days. If you’ve never enjoyed Danish Aebleskiver for breakfast, you’re missing a tasty, spherical type of pancake. Yummy breakfast.  

Dollar Bill Wall in Tortilla Flats, AZ

Dollar Bill Wall in Tortilla Flats, AZ

Heard of the Lost Dutchman Mine? The legend is alive in Tortilla Flats, a tiny tourist town, where restaurants are wallpapered with dollar bills. Be sure to enjoy the quiet boat ride on Canyon Lake to view steep canyon walls, soaring eagles, and, we’re told, bighorn sheep. In the evenings, we sing songs and play guitar while Sherry provides massages.

Hole in the Wall Gang

Hole in the Wall Gang

Sherry and Joe with chicken and ostrich eggs

Sherry and Joe with chicken and ostrich eggs

A few repairs needed on the trailer are a snap with the talents (and tools) of Sherry and Mike. Everyone bids adieu, then we continue on south toward Tucson. Along the road is the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Can we buy an ostrich egg to make scrambled egg? Yes! One ostrich egg equals eighteen chicken eggs. Taste smoother than chicken, and fluffier. Enjoy the experience! At the Ranch, be sure to feed the mules, deer, goats, prairie dogs, and lorikeets. Goats are such fun to feed: Their wiggly tongues gently take food from our hands (or lips if we dare!)

Arrive in Tucson, and laugh a lot with Sherry’s parents Bev and Gene. More great news: Our son Joe arrives to celebrate Bev’s birthday! We always enjoy seeing him, and the time here with him will be extra special.

Most of the country endures record cold temperatures while we enjoy warm, dry weather in the Southwest. Yea for us! <grin> See you next week On Our Adventure!

Bev and Gene's Home in Tucson

Bev and Gene’s Home in Tucson

.

.

Long time friends Bob, Char, Sherry, Bev, Gene

Long time friends Bob, Char, Sherry, Bev, Gene

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s