Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tombstone....I Sense a Theme....
Day of the Dead....Tombstone...not a theme we want to explore! But explore many of the tribe members did after rolling into town. Shoot outs at the OK Corral, Big Nose Kate's Saloon...the Boot Hill Graveyard. All the touristy things you can imagine!
It was a cold start this morning. The temp fell to about 30*: we had ice on the water buckets! It warmed up by 9:00 and the tribe rolled out to head to the Elgin Winery for an early lunch stop. This winery is quite a going concern: exporting their wines all over the world. We could not figure out how such a dry climate could produce grapes for all the small wineries here, until Gary (owner of the Elgin Winery) told us that they get about 30 inches of rainfall every summer. Now we get it. Besides the Tombstone label of wines, they produce a series of Four Monkey Wines that I have seen in the stores in Seattle. The four Monkeys are handcrafted to express their Cheeky, Playful, Sinful and Naughty natures! Pretty cute, and pretty yummy.
I had one tribe member reminiscing about past tours: he went back to when my son Scott was probably about 5 or 6 and wheeled his big wheel around camp in Utah, that "trunk" stocked with beer for sale! He also set up tents for $5! What an entrepenure! He is not almost 18, graduating and heading of to boot camp for the Marine Corps....my how time flies.
Lunches have been a hit: home made peach chutney chicken salad and taziki veggie wraps as well as roasted red pepper hummus have been the favorites so far. Dinner tonight was pasta: spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, Orzo with pesto, artichoke hearts, asparagus & greek olives, Caesar salad, broccoli salad, grilled garlic toast, and home made brownies to top the meal. The tribe was pleased to have pasta after a long day on the road.
The weather has been great during the day: warm in the 70's and little wind. We hope that it will continue on the rest of the week. It is snowing in Seattle.....glad to be in the sun! Sorry family!