Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog




Cactus seems to point the way



The desert sure is green right now









At Tortilla Flat



Last night we became aware that several of our friends are in need of prayer. Every one of these prayer requests is because of health issues.

Out of respect for their privacy in several cases, I will not publish their names here, but perhaps you good people could offer a prayer for all who suffer from health issues.

Answers are not always easy to come by and are sorely needed in some cases. We thank you!

We took time this morning, to call and reserve our site at Llano Grande resort in Mercedes, Texas, for next winter.

Before the day was over we also had reserved a site at Kerrville for a month, beginning in late February of 2014, for after we leave Llano Grande.

We are getting out there as far as plans go, but you always know that our plans are set in Jello and could change as the situation dictates.

A spontaneous road trip happened for us today. It sort of happened like this:

Marilyn & I wanted to get out for a hike today but I wanted to take the truck for a lengthy drive to make sure all is ok with that vehicle.

In the end we did both, because we drove to Lost Dutchman State Park, where we took a short hike. Marilyn’s “shutter finger” must be sore because she was taking pictures about as fast as she could press the shutter. The desert is beautiful with lots of green!

I have many pictures to choose from when I add pictures to this journal entry.

By the time we finished with our hike and photo session, we were hungry, so we continued on Apache Trail to Tortilla Flat, where we found a place to park and went for something to eat.

The place was packed and we weren’t very optimistic about getting in the only restaurant in “town”. People were sitting on benches out on the boardwalk, waiting to be called for a table.

We went in anyway and asked for a table for two. Surprise!

We were escorted directly to a small table for two in the back room.

We soon had a cold drink and a plate of food in front of us.

When we left, we had to wait for a steady stream of cars, pickups and motorcycles to pass by before we could even walk across the street.

As we drove back toward Apache Junction, we rolled all of the truck windows down, opened the sunroof and the rear sliding window, cranked the radio up, and enjoyed Willie Nelson and John Denver, along with Jimmy Buffet, as they entertained us all the way home. After listening to Jimmy Buffet I told Marilyn that I was craving a margarita. LOL

Oh, just a side note to let you know that the truck is just fine!

All OK.

As soon as we arrived back at our RV, Betty walked over, and then Lee stopped by. They invited us over for a Happy Hour later.

leo & Lola, friends of Lee & Betty, were also there and we enjoyed their company as well.

So, today has been one of those fantastic, fully enjoyable days which make us realize how true it is when we write that Life is Good!

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