Thursday, March 29, 2012

Organ Stop Pizza and Tucson

Wednesday we made a trip into “Old Scottsdale” to do a little shopping and browsing.  We enjoy walking about these quaint shops in this old town.  Unfortunately, there was a baseball game being played nearby so parking was hard to find and the lots were charging $20.00.  Eventually, we found a free 3 hour spot to park along the street.  Since it was lunchtime we found a Mexican restaurant, Los Olivios, to have lunch and then we walked the streets and shopped.  On the way back to the motorhome we stopped at Albertson’s grocery store to pick up some items for our trip east.  At “The Rally” we had told Esthermay Brooks about the Organ Stop Pizza restaurant and then she sent a message suggesting that we meet for dinner there one evening, so it was planned for this night.  Esthermay and her husband, Bill, were at the restaurant when we arrived about 6pm.  We ate salads and pizza,  listened to the organist playing the organ and joined in the singing of many songs- and we got conversation in there,too.  The evening was topped off with ice cream and at 9pm we left as the restaurant was closing.  It was a fun night being with friends and enjoying music.

Today, Thursday, we left Mesa and drove the motorhome to Tucson, about 120 miles.  We checked into Lazydays campground for our free night of camping that we got at “The Rally”.   I had sent my cousin, Patty, a note a few days ago that we would be stopping here and had made plans that Patty and Braxton, her husband, would come by for a visit.  I called Patty to let her know that we had arrived and they should stop by.  About a half hour later Patty and Braxton were here.  We had a light lunch and visited for a couple of hours.  It was real nice to see Patty and Braxton another time before going home.  This evening we had a free dinner at the restaurant here at Lazydays.  The dining room was very nice with white tablecloths and the food was good.  Tom had Chicken Pot Pie made with a puffed pastry  and I had Chicken Marsala with julienne vegetables and rice.  Tomorrow we start pushing eastward at a faster pace than going from Avondale to Mesa to Tucson.