We’ve been on the go since before 8am this morning—the garage sale person in this family is the cowboy and he was out the door before 8am leaving Emmi and me to do a short business related walk, if you know what I mean! He came back to get us and we made the rounds—holy smokes were there a lot of people cruising the streets of North Ranch this morning--
Once we finally got back to the rig, I made lunch then decided to try my hand at making the cream cheese pound cake I’ve made so many times—the last time I made it here in AZ was a dismal failure—don’t know what that was all about but today’s cake was a success.
Our afternoon got away from us—we were supposed to go over to Jim and Bev’s and get a gold panning lesson but once my cakes were finally out of the oven, it was too late to get a lesson but we did stop in and say hello. Jim promises to show us how this gold panning business works next time! We also have another jeeping trip in the works planned by Bev!
Larry and Geri had stopped by earlier in the day to invite us on a sunset ATV cruise. Wow!! There was a group of about 10 of us, we left the park just after 5pm and went out across the desert arriving on top of this ridge overlooking a deep canyon wash—spectacular views in all directions! Chairs, coolers and tables appeared. Conversation and laughter, Emmi chasing sticks and the sun began to set.
A new member of the group—Larryetta!! Everyone was doing a double take when they would see Larry with his special hat!! Geez, the guy is literally just a laugh a minute—he keeps us thoroughly entertained!!
Once the sun was down and the air began to cool, chairs and tables were packed back onto the ATV’s. Our leader took us back to North Ranch in the dark which had its own special feeling—I wondered what critters were watching us as we slowly rode home in the light of that gorgeous moon—probably all the cows!!
We had the greatest day!!