Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday is Date Day!

If we went swimming now, we’d have the whole pool to ourselves, but….100_3998

after we Don refills our water jugs…. 100_4000

we are headed to the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet!  Hopefully before it gets too hot. This is just one of the many buildings at this market.  I cropped this picture at the bottom because there was a man sitting on a bench with his mouth hanging open, and it just wasn’t attractive, even though I don’t know who he was.100_4003

You name it, I’m pretty sure you can find it at the Mesa Swap Meet.

How about a game of Farkle?100_4001

Bead lovers would go crazy.100_4002

And giraffes for our granddaughter, Emma!  This one would look great standing under a tree in her front yard. Notice how it is attached to a cross bar to be buried in the ground and anchored.100_4004

Carved figurines…. more giraffes.100_4005 100_4006

Classic garden/patio ornaments. 100_4008

Chef Doak is an “almost famous” comedy cook.  After walking and shopping all morning, we enjoyed sitting and watching him in his air conditioned area.  We got really excited when he said he was from Oklahoma and then he asked us where and when we said, “Norman,” well, this Stillwater native was on a roll, but I dished it right back to him.  We had a lot of fun with him and he did, too.Chef Doak, almost famous comedy cook

We found a GREAT deal on new luggage for our trip to Emily’s wedding next week in Seattle.  When we realized, “we have no luggage!” … the Mesa Market Place was a blessing.  When you pull your “suitcase” behind your truck everywhere you go, you just don’t need luggage, but when it’s necessary to fly, luggage is a requirement for being gone a week.

By 1:30 PM, we had perspired enough and headed back to the Q with a few other items we needed.  It would take a whole week to cover the Mesa Swap Meet, so we will be going back as it is less than two miles from our park!  That could be dangerous, but it’s great walking exercise!

For our evening meal, Don took me to a Mexican restaurant, Los Gringos Locos, in Apache Junction and it was really good.  I had the Ensalada de Julio: ample greens, grilled veggies, grilled chicken salsa for dressing mixed with just a taste of guacamole ranch. Really tasty. Sorry, no picture.

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