Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Big Falls, 1/2 mile from our house
We're happily home.  We're getting back into the swing of things, and after two nights I'm used to my own bed again.

Saturday night we ate dinner at the Argentine Grill in Rico - and it was wonderful. I had a sirloin, served "gaucho style," which meant it had chimichurri sauce on it. Don had striped bass that had a tomato/pepper relish.  One thing I really liked was that in addition to the butter served with the bread, they served a whole roasted garlic. You scoop out the roasted cloves and they spread like butter - and taste so sweet.  Speaking of sweet, dessert was a Palisade peach tart - made from Colorado Palisade peaches.  Oh, was it good!

Sunday morning we were up at 5 am, and hooked up and on the road by about 5:40.  We stopped at the Ute Mountain Indian Casino in Towaoc for breakfast, and made it to Williams, Arizona at noon. We decided not to stop (except for lunch at a pullout - sandwiches in the trailer), and pressed on to Kingman.  We stayed at the Kingman KOA - not a bad place.  I do hate having to run the air conditioner all night due to the heat.  That doesn't bode well for next summer's trip to Texas and Florida, does it?! 

Monday morning we were up at 5 am again, and enjoyed our last meal on the road at IHOP. We wanted to eat at McDonald's, but the one that the corporate website said was on the corner of Stockman Hill and Airway doesn't exist. 

We made it to Mentone at noon - but had to make a few stops, so we didn't get home until about 1:30. But we are HOME. 

Tuesday I went to both Costco and the commissary at March AB in order to restock the kitchen - and then spent a couple hours packaging the meats with the Foodsaver and putting all the groceries away. Don spent the morning doing laundry - we brought a lot home from Colorado. I've been both relaxing and working - just alternating - and since we lost an hour coming back, we've been going to bed earlier.

So, I"m signing off and going to bed!   


Merikay said...

Welcome back! Your own bed is always a good place to be.

I'm glad to see your starting to think about your next trip. I know you feel a bit disappointed about not settling on a full time plan, but believe me it is so much work to get a house on the market. this way you can take your time and do some improvements just for you!

Sondra said...

Its always good to get home after a trip, makes one appreciate the cozy digs even more right!!
Ive had some of those Palisades Peaches, big as softballs and juicy and sweet...the best ive ever had!!

Rick said...

It's always great to get back home after a trip - at least I think so and so does Paulette.

That dinner sounded terrific - it had my mouth watering for sure.