Friday Is Here And So Are We!

Loving this road trip, but all this driving is tire-ing!

After getting the temperature under control, all was well.  We stayed in a B&B and the breakfast was really good.  Mary ordered the meal and we put our selections in the dropbox near the front door, you know, Covid-19 and all.  Mary was amazed at how much food was delivered.

“I ordered all of this?”

We looked next door in the meadow and there was a mess of wild pigs.  I looked like an entire family of critters.  We took some pictures using the “big” camera so you will see them on the website when we get back!

We got cleaned up and took a short trip into town around noon to get a gift for the doggy sitter.  The candle shop was a perfect place to go; the artists around these parts are quite clever.

We took a walk on the property and went down by the Old Mill Stream (I made that up). There was three individual steams and little bridges.

The temperature was in the mid-60s, just perfect.

Mary went off-roading until I told her about the hoop snakes that reside in the area.  A hoop snake is one that bites himself in the tail and rolls toward his victim at nearly 25 revolutions per minute; you can’t get away from them.  I am not sure Mary bought that observation. but it was good for a laugh

mary was dressed for the occasion.

We had an appointment at 1:00 PM for a couples massage in our room!  We had NO idea of what that was but it turned out as “just” two masseuses, one boy and one girl, doing two massages in the same room together.  They played Chopin in the background and I went off to sleep after about 45 minutes.  Wow!  It was really quite an experience.

The grounds are beautiful so a walk is on order. The temperature is in the low 50s.

After the massage, we went into town and walked by the various stores. Quite an interesting collection of stuff. We also used the time to find our restaurant this evening, we had reservations for 7:00 PM.

Mary found a treasure that is coming home with us.

We decided to call the place early and see if we could get in.  Well, they said come on over and we got there about 5:15 PM and got the best seat in the house. Bella Vita Ristorante was quite amazing. It was six miles out of town and the food/ambiance was perfect.  Bella Vita’s aesthetically classic environment provides the perfect rendezvous for a romantic date

I had the best view in the house!

We sat there and jabbered for a good hour and a half.  We learned from last night, no appetizers, and she took one glass out of the second bottle of wine.

We enjoyed the dining experience.

Of course Mary, in her every creative attempt to draw attention to us ordered Peach Flambe.  Being quite naive, I thought flambe was a cereal.  Alas, the naivete was shattered when the restaurant erupted in flames and four fire sprinklers came to life.

It was a three-alarm fire required fire engines from Flagstaff to be sent.

From there we passed by the market to get some goodies and then home.  The temperature was in the low 50s so we decided to stay in and watch TV.  We watched “The Wedding Planner” and laughed ourselves silly.

We crashed early as tomorrow we go on the railway at Clarkdale, about 35 minutes down the road.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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