We swung in to Phoenix for a quick visit with Burt’s sister Jill and her family. We caught up on what was happening with them, watched a video about a new business venture they are all involved in and then headed south. Here’s a link to the company they are involved with. It’s not a venture we’re interested in, but we wish them well.
We (again) failed to stop at dusk when we had the chance. Ten minutes later we were mired in bumper to bumper traffic when road construction reduced the lanes from three to one. Well past dark I saw a Cracker Barrel sign and we decided to see if the rumors of free parking were true. The rumor mill was correct. We paid homage by enjoying an incredibly mediocre dinner in the restaurant. Next time I’ll buy a candy bar at the general store.
I caught up with my friend Sue this evening and she recommended we stop in to see the Sonoran Desert Museum. She also suggested we visit her friend Michael Haykin until I joked that we hadn’t been properly introduced and therefore it would be impossible for us to meet. Sue had just read Pride and Predjudice and I had just read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If you’ve read either book you’ll understand our jokes about Victorian social etiquette. In reality we would love to pop in on Michael Haykin almost as much as we want to find Jim Harrison. Mr. Haykin creates lovely paintings. Sue and Jay own several of his pieces. We’ll wait until next time to meet Michael, but Mr. Haykin if you are reading this, we are playing down at the Portal Peak Lodge next week.
So where does that leave us dear readers? Camp when you have the chance. Buy great art. Mind your manners.