|This patio has seen and heard a lot over the years!|
|Although we now have a home just a mile from theirs - we're happy to spend time with Anna (Donnie too, but he's not in the pic).|
|As the temps drop we get a big fire going to continue lots of conversation.|
|I'm always amazed at how many generations continue to come together, and the woman on the right left Eagle Mountain when she was nine - and here she is decades later enjoying the undeniable connection.|
|Yet another couple who knew each other in high school (Rhonda class of '73 and Turk class of '70), and got together just this year. They're so happy :-)|
|"Mama opened the restaurant in 1922. Desert Center Cafe has never missed a day of being open in all that time - more than 25,000 days. Since 1928 it has been open around the clock." - Stanley Ragsdale, 1990|
|Rusting equipment in front of the elementary school.|
|Lots of I-10 travelers stopped here for fuel for over 70 years.|
|The little market gave locals an option for minimal groceries without making the one hour drive to either Indio or Blythe.|
|Those passing by leave recent memories in the dust that covers our long-ago memories.|
|Everyone lines up for chow.|
|Good pals, Anna, Bridgette, Stacey and Karla|
|The cool dudes Bill, Jimmy, Mike, Donnie and Kevin|
|The youngest taking center stage.|
I've yet to learn how to take decent pics in the dark. It's a great turn-out with perfect weather and limitless stars overhead. We have a wonderful time and eventually head back to Hambys where we party for a couple more hours.
|Oh the stories this tree could tell.....|
So fun to come around the corner and see our little white house on the hill. We're set up and unpacked (that part is weird) in 20 minutes.
It's the first time we've "returned to the house" in 4.5 years, and it definitely feels different. We'll take a trip to see the kids and grands in November, but other than that we'll be in Tombstone until mid-April. Unless that hitch-itch takes over, and then there's nothing stopping us from scratching it with a trip to anywhere.
Lots of projects keeping us busy around the property now that it's ours. We love this little piece of southern Arizona, and hope you'll check in to see what we get up to here!