It was another sunny but cool day in the Arizona desert yesterday. We were on a mission to show Jill and Terry some crested saguaros and we did indeed find a few out near Stanton.
Terry is very interested in gold panning and purchased some supplies while here—needless to say he isn’t quitting his day job! We did stop in Stanton and check out the old buildings—Jill and I thought we would pass on this job opportunity!!
Yesterday was a milestone birthday for Larry—Jill and Terry treated us all to dinner at Nichols West in Congress last night. Congress is not the community where you would expect to find a five star restaurant but Nichols West is just that! The owner and his wife had a restaurant in New York City, tired of the rat race, moved to this tiny community, bought and renovated a small building and Nichols West was born. Back at North Ranch we all crammed into our “no slide” motorhome and enjoyed cake and ice cream.
A much warmer day greeted us on Jill and Terry’s last day—we took a nice walk out into the desert, had lunch in downtown Wickenburg and toured the most awesome cactus garden—WOW!!! Al and Kelly had visited this desert oasis a couple weeks ago—it is well worth a stop. Amazing spotless grounds and strange cactus you won’t see anywhere else!
We’ll take Jill and Terry to the airport tomorrow—we’ve tried to convince them to stay—it seems as if they just arrived!! It was a great visit with great friends!