Friday, February 26, 2010

Farewell to Happy Trails

It’s hard to believe that our 3 month stay at Happy Trails is coming to a close.  Time just seems to fly when we’re hear with our friends in the Phoenix area.

We did have one last outing with Ron & Ethyl, Don & Max, and Bob & Maggie.  We headed out towards Apache Junction to travel the Apache Trail Scenic Drive.  This heads back into the Superstition Mountains to dams that were built in the early 1900s.  Our goal was to have lunch in Tortilla Flats.  And we achieved our goal!

Tortilla Flats was a stagecoach stop back in the early 1900s.  There was a restaurant, livery stable, inn, and saloon.IMG_1729The town has a population of 6.  And a Post Office.  No wonder our stamps keep going up in price.IMG_1730 There’s an indoor and outdoor restaurant, a gift shop, and a small museum.  Here’s our travelers coming out of the gift shop.IMG_1731This is a Thursday, but the town was jammed.  There was very few parking places and we had to wait an hour to eat lunch.IMG_1733  There has been a lot of rain this year, as you can tell by the overflowing river here in town.IMG_1739On our way back to Surprise, we stopped in the ghost town of Goldfield.  It was made up of gift shops, restaurants, and western attractions such as horseback riding.IMG_1757  It’s at the base of the Superstition Mountains.IMG_1745 We really enjoyed our day with a good lunch and good friends.  It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to Happy Trails

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