Monday, March 29, 2010
Once back in Tucson, my friend treated me to a delightful breakfast in (inflatable air) bed
followed by a drive up Mt. Lemon with the top down.
The mountain's scars are still visible despite more than six years since the last fire.
I then headed North to visit another friend in Northern Arizona.
We went for a sunset walk around her "neighborhood"
Also took a drive up and over Mingus Mountain to visit the city of Jerome, a historic mining town turned artist colony.
Wine tasting with Kim at one of the city's many wineries!
Our view while enjoying a hummus and cheese plate on the terrace to help digest the all of the wine.
Main drag of Jerome
While cashing out at the local artist pottery store, I noticed the cash drawer was ceramic. The clerk told me that the store had been robbed and the thief nabbed the entire change drawer. Thus they had to replace it with something that fit. Clever but sad, really.
Walked around the town and caught the middle of a glass blowing demonstration.
The town looks over the red cliffs of Sedona in the distance.
The forest service was conducting controlled burns in the area and when the wind shifted, the sky turned red with ash. At this point my camera's battery died and I used my iPhone for the rest of the photos. Not too bad for a camera phone!
Finally got to eat at the Flatiron Cafe in the building wedged between two narrow streets. I'd been eyeballing this place for years during my visits, but for one reason or another never had gotten the chance to try it.
We were not disappointed! We rolled out of there fat and happy.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
A friend's driveway in South Carolina. I'm five months behind in blogging now. This post is for Kim. :) I'm catching up slowly!
This was my plate at my first Southern BBQ buffet. The goo on the rice is Hash and I found it to be positively incredible. Most of the food was fried, pretty much all the same color and I felt like I had just served myself a heart attack, but it was tasty.
Rooted for the Gamecocks at my first college football game. (Yes, I managed six years at university without attending a single one. Shhh.)
So many creepy houses in small town South Carolina.
The spanish moss covered trees in our neighborhood in Thunderbolt, a suburb of Savannah.
Pretty bathrooms at many of the bars and restaurants....
And then I flew home to visit my folks in New Mexico, but due to flight cancellations and bad weather I ended up in....
Fortunately, my parents were able to come get me.
Boating down the Pecos river with the family.
Gawked at the prime real estate along the river.
Pinatas at the grocery store.
Finally got the chance to visit the Blue House Bakery & Cafe that I've been hearing about from my family for years.
Happy Halloween! Spent Halloween with my parents and then borrowed a car
and hit the road to Arizona.