Eeesh. It was a hot weekend. Maybe the heat has melted our brains, but mom decided to use movie titles in this blog. How many can you find? By the way, my last blog had 33 song titles in it! The closest person got 18. Dang, we are good. Awoof!
Normally we would head north by northwest to cool off, but we had the guest. Dad was trying to get the boat ready so they could hit Lake Pleasant, but nothing but dead calm. After 45 minutes, dad gave up on das boot, which was not his finest hours. But mom came up with plan b. Probably just as well because you wouldn’t want to be adrift in the heat.
Although it was now 9:30 am, better late than never to head out. Everyone was fast and furious to get ready, and I was left behind. As they got on I-17 north, it was like Mad Max…a good crazy as there was no traffic. They zoomed up to the Bumblebee exit and headed toward Crown King or west.
This road is for 4-wheel drive vehicles, but cars can handle it. Just know it is dirt and bumpy. Should you go slow Moe, please move over darling. Always keep an eye in the sky for fear of rain. You don’t want to learn the art of racing in the rain!
Dad was cruising like dandelion dust and in about an hour – poof! Pine tree! You climb about 2,000 feet up to 5,000 feet altitude in the Bradshaw Mountains with a view to kill. The town of Crown King is smaller than Pleasantville with only a couple of buildings. The shop around the corner was built in 1904 and has snacks, drinks, t-shirt-s and hats. Dad got the visitor some souvenirs before parking at The Mill and having a lunch break.
Because of COVID-19, you have to order your meal and eat outside. You can get cold turkey wraps but no meatballs. Their menu is limited, and dad recommends the hamburger with home fries. The owners created the establishment brick by brick, and it was like building the great pyramid.
The temperature was in the 70s, but nope, I was home alone. As they did the drive, I did the big chill. And in the flash, they were homecoming. Within minutes, into the swimming pool they went! I hung out under the Tuscan sun until I had enough and counted down to dinner time. As I thought, mom made a special dish. We didn’t have American pie for dessert, but she did make chocolate cake, which I can’t have.
PS Here’s a clue: We used 55 (yes 5-5) movie titles in this blog!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith, is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, executive recruiter, business consultant, coach, fitness expert, and author of nine published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!