Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rolling the Dice

We've been trying to balance historical weather averages. Wanted to stick around for Mother's Day but I wanted to avoid 100+ degree weather as much as possible. We've only had a few days of hot weather so it looks like that roll of the dice is working.

Our daughter and son-in-law took us to the Olive Mill in Queen Creek to celebrate Mother's Day.

In addition to their olive oils and other olive products, they are also well known for their fast casual restaurant. They had a special Mother's Day brunch menu that was very popular. The order line moved quickly although they warned us that it would be about an hour before our order would be ready.

Outside, they had lots of tables under a variety of shade shelters and patios with misters running to nicely manage the temperatures. The crowds were shifting enough that we were able to snag a table as other folks left and had a very enjoyable time.
After brunch we stopped by the world famous (or at least locally famous) Pork Shop for some last minute supplies.

We hit the road Monday morning for points north, rolling the dice once again on the weather. It turned out to be just cool enough that we could be cheapskates and park in a casino parking lot in Laughlin. And the Yahtzee didn't cost us anything, either!

Looks like we're going to hit the jackpot on weather for our couple days at Valley of Fire near Lake Mead. I was afraid it was going to be too hot.

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