Picacho Peak RV Resort, AZ
On Friday, Dec. 3rd we woke again to a lovely day. Boy this repetitive stuff is wonderful! No clouds in the sky this morning and I slipped out of bed ahead of the boys and went for a walk. It was cool, so I wore my light fall/winter jacket. Today, I wanted to see what the trails behind the park were like so directed myself that way. You go through gates along the back side of the park models and as long as you don’t climb ‘over’ a fence, you are on Picacho property. 😊
I didn’t wander too far but I enjoyed the steps and paths I took. The sun coming up over the mountains to the east was beautiful. I tried to get creative with a selfie (should have brought my funky tripod) by having a Saguaro and the rising sun behind me. Hah, no such luck but the landscape picture was lovely! Back home, Bill hadn’t fed Gibbs so I bided my time before taking him for a short walk and dropped the pop cans off in the bin.
I had finished my book last night, The Prophecy of the Sisters, so wanted to start a new one. The Book of Lost and Found sounded interesting and it has been in my cupboard since summer. The one I finished was the opposite side of the spectrum to Pretense (which I didn’t finish). It was about spells, demons and fantasy but it proved interesting enough for me to finish and give it 3*'s. It turns out to be the first of a trilogy so ended in a cliff hanger. ☹
Our small heavy picnic table was in the shade by 11 so I dragged it to the sun and sat to read the first chapter. The less distractions the better when I’m trying to start into a book. Gibbs was on his rope outside with me. I got him a new rope kind of chewy treat, hoping he’d lay down in his bed and entertain himself. Well! Was I surprised when the little rascal started whining, walking around with it. Peeking around the corner, he was in the process of burying it! ♥
|There is a fence line that we can't cross|
this makes it clear
No sightings of Dutchmen though.
That’s a first and after a few minutes, and digging it up again, he found an even better spot. Watching the little rascal use his nose to cover it up, between the Suite tires, was adorable! There is a little hill there and now we’ll just have to watch and see if he finds it again. 😊 Before lunch, we started a walk when we noticed Ken and Nancy at our place on their golf cart. Just checking in to see what we were up to and did we want to do something today.
Yesterday was a nothing day, each to ourselves, so we agreed on a couple of things to do after a bite to eat. We planned an early supper with them so just had cheese, crackers and grapes to get us through the day. We left Gibbs at home, he was pretty active outside while they were here so we new he’d sleep here at home and be just as happy. Well, almost. It was a fun tour through the Picacho Peak State Park, which is just down the same road we’re on. The best part was getting close to the mountain. 😊
Small monuments about the
Battle of Picacho Pass
After they dropped us off, we came in and sat with Gibbs for an hour. I took him for a short walk and then when he rang the bell to go out again, he went straight for his buried treat and dug it up to bring inside. Too cute!! We walked up to the entrance to wait for our ride and Ken drove us to La Paloma, a Mexican restaurant in Eloy. We needed to mail some cards so they were tucked in my purse before we left home.
What a quaint little venue! The southwestern décor ran throughout and the hostesses and owner/host made it an enjoyable experience. The food was delicious. Everyone had fish and chips but me. I opted for a Mexican dish called Liz’s Enchiladas which meant two on my plate with cheese, sauce, loaded with ground beef, served with refried beans, Spanish rice and a bit of salad. Yum! It was only fitting to have a lime margarita on the rocks alongside!
We were home before 7 and Gibbs got his supper, only a little late. I did have to bring a bit of my meal home for another meal. Here was another wonderful day. We have a ‘semi-plan’ for another jaunt tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Thank you for your visit today.