The yellow jeep headed out of North Ranch about 10:30 Friday morning headed for the airport over in Mesa—Gateway to retrieve some friends looking for sunshine and warmth—Terry and Jill. The cowboy and I were married in Terry and Jill’s house almost 21 years ago and we’ve had many, many good times together—it’s a pleasure to have them come join us in our winter travels.
After Allegiant Airlines finally decided to off load baggage we headed for Scottsdale and a soon to be gone iconic spot—Greasewood Flats—an outdoor, quirky, legendary Scottsdale spot. The heirs of the founder of Greasewood Flats were forced to sell the property last year to pay estate taxes and other expenses of the estate—43 acres of Scottsdale sold for $8 million!!!! Still searching for a new spot to house the restaurant and bar the heirs are finding that type of property difficult to locate!
After our delicious hamburgers we headed back out to North Ranch retrieving Emmi from Larry and Geri. When we drove up Emmi was sitting in Larry’s lap helping him have happy hour! Jill and Terry are staying in a little park model just up the street from us and after getting settled we walked around the park. Before they headed off to their little abode for the night we enjoyed a happy hour of our own as none of us was hungry for dinner after those huge hamburgers!!
The weather may or may not deteriorate—depends on which weather forecast you read—we will hope for the best for our Montana friends!