17 March 2008

Skull Valley Sunday...

Snow, snow and more snow was the theme for Sunday. I know...Wha? It was in the 60's last week, with buds popping forth from the trees and bushes...and flowers springing up all over town, and snow, sleet and freezing rain was on the menu for the trip down to The Skull Valley Cafe...

Rich drove,
so there were no worries on my part, although we both remarked that not only was there no sun to be seen, but no mountains, and at some points only the road in front of us remained...crazy spring.

We arrived at the newly opened cafe...I say newly because I'd only heard about it recently, and noticed it the last time we were down to photo in the valley...much to my surprise, I received a call after one of our hikes in Anza-Borrego and on the other end of the phone was my friend Molly, who informed me that it was she that had opened the cafe! She also let me know that she had planned a get together of friends for a Sunday, and that I was specially requested to be there...

You see, my good friend Charles Edwin Taylor the baritone extraordinaire (or Charlie, or Chuck...or other names we have for each other, rather than our grown-up names...Rich kept calling me Sadira, and Charlie was like, "Who's that??") was going to be in town and wanted all of us to get together. Unfortunately, he's not in town singing this time (later in the year...and you all know what a huge opera fan I am...so, that is certainly on the agenda) but he was here visiting family with his beautiful wife and equally adorable baby girl! Since I've known most of the people that were there so many years, that we all have a lot of funny stories about each other...

It was wonderful to catch up with so many old friends, and introduce Rich all around. It was like the practice reunion before the big one in July Plus? Molly has done a wonderful job with the Cafe. It is so delightful and cozy, painted all colorful on both the inside and out...the menu looks delicious (she fed us all sorts of goodies while we were there) and showed us the fabulous side patio that we could have used if the weather had been kind enough to hold...as it is, I am looking forward to going back sometime this summer, as she's planning on having live music out there sometimes. Gawds, I love live music in the summertime out under the stars...All in all, she said, it was packed that morning (seating for 25 inside) and with all locals...She was wondering how they've gotten along without the restaurant there so far? I say it's a wonderful addition to the town of Skull Valley for sure!

As you can see...Rich's watermark is on all of these pictures, because my camera decided to take the afternoon off and hibernate in the car instead of making an appearance...Thank you Rich, for being the resident photographer (he wants to practice shooting people more anyway...hmmmm, that sounds weird) I have absolutely no pictures of my finished W.I.P. from this weekend, as I um...sort of didn't get around to making it. I had a whole lot of other things come up instead...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

7 comments:

flutter said...

What a fun day!

A Fanciful twist said...

LOL LOL LOL!! He wants to practice shooting people!! Well, I guess, y'all can be bounty hunters on the road. Or work for the FBI?? Looking for bad guys?? Okay okay, I am joking!!!

Ummmm, I have to tell you. In that photo of all of you, the lady all the way to the left. Or girl. As she looks young... Umm., she is fascinating!! She fits right into my mind of what some of my girls would look like if they cam alive!! Love her look!!

Okay, I am off to eat, umm, green things. Peas and wait, I mean green cake... ;) xoxoxo

velvet brick said...

Sadie Lou! You look fantastic in that group photo!!! Gosh, I miss you! I'm so glad you had a great trip to Skull Valley! We use to hear about it all the time romping on the rocks of Iron Springs! : )
VB

Wende said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm going to wave at Vanessa... since she can't read my blog these days (I guess "evidently" crashes her computer!!) Hi sweetie!

As for Rich and pictures of people. Uh... one word. CROP. :D

Mary (craft addict) said...

I here ya on the wacky weather. We have 70s one day, snow the next and then back to the 70s. Now the Bradford pears are blooming and my allergies are giving me heck.

Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday!

Lois Grebowski said...

:-D)

sounds like it was fun!
Any more weeding? (see, I got it right this time, tee hee!)

Felicia said...

LOL hopefully folks won't start running when he starts shooting :)

That is a pretty little restaurant.

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