Usery Regional Mountain Park
As usual I'm playing catch up. The Escapees Chapter 32 Rally was so much fun, it was impossible to blog during it.
What happens when a bunch of Escapees gather? We eat a lot of food. Mornings started out with lot's of great selections of donuts to go with your coffee.
We needed propane, so Harry grabbed our tank and we went to Tractor Supply. $1.99 a gallon to fill it wasn't bad.
Harry should belong to the Arizona travel bureau. As a native he's been everywhere in the state. We took a drive out some dirt roads to places he used to hunt.
Do you know what we're looking at?
It's a huge bee hive in a tree.
Yep, Bill got stung.
Harry had his pocket knife and we performed a little operation to remove the stinger. Harry was surgeon and I was the assistant.
We stopped at a historic restaurant for lunch.
The food was okay but nothing to rave about but the place was interesting.
Harry was happy with his fish and Carlena enjoyed her chili, but I'll bet Harry's chili is better.
Most of those attending the rally went to Organ Stop Pizza for a private luncheon and organ playing. They said something was wrong with the organ so they didn't get to hear it. Can you believe they refunded everyone's $7.50 that they paid even though they still had the pizza buffet? We've been several times before so we enjoyed our exploring with Harry and Carlena.
After Organ Stop there was a tour of the Olive Mill. We were there this spring with George and Linda Morey so we didn't go either.
It was nice just relaxing and enjoying the great weather.
Everyone stopped by to visit before the Rockin R Ranch dinner show.
We had intentions of changing our clothes but no one left in time so we went as we were.
Carlena and I are posing before we enter the tunnel.
Here's some other Chapter 45 members, Jay and Gina Hurt and Luella Steiner.
Here's a shot from the Ponderosa saloon.
We were entertained by Chelsa before the show started.
We went upstairs to get an adult beverage but they didn't have much to choose from.
They explained how our food was going to be served. It was fast and efficient.
Bill and I both had the beef, applesauce, baked potato, beans, rolls and spice cake. It was very good and you could have seconds if you wanted. Craig and Carolyn also added the warm brownie with ice cream for dessert.
We enjoyed the entertainment.
Everyone in the family has a part.
Here's some members of Chapter 32 trying their hands with the ropes. The one with his head down is Denny Orr.
Bill and I went to the Mesa Market Swap Meet on Saturday morning. We haven't been in a long time and it's mostly all new stuff. It was packed as they were having trick or treats for all the kids.
We did find the junky flea market on Apache Trail more interesting. I bought this sign for $2.00.
It was interesting to us, because we used to live in the Steubenville, Pittsburgh, Wheeling area. I have no idea what I'll do with it. Notice Pittsburgh is spelled wrong.
Sunday morning there was a potluck breakfast.
Everyone seemed reluctant to hitch up. It was a great time and we were so happy we attended. Chapter 32 invited us to join them on some of their other events.