The Desire For A Mexican Planter

Before I talk about acquiring a Mexican Planter let me throw in a few left over photos from Lake Havasu.

This beauty was parked in the driveway – likely waiting to go to Thursday night’s classic car show. Other than the big tires on the truck at Britannia Beach, I don’t think I’ve seen any this big.

Them are BIG tires

Them are BIG tires

Outside the Walmart in Havasu are a few of these parking spots for the disabled. I don’t know if it is a comment on the ability to park or the need to get scooters out of vans or what but there is a LOT of space allowed.

This is one big parking spot.

This is one BIG parking spot.

Or maybe the spot is needed for Mom.

That hold on BIG bottle

That holds one BIG glass

Well, after ten wonderful days with Rich and Nancy, including the opportunity to catch up with a couple of cousins from Manitoba who stay in the same complex, we were back on the road.

Sherrill and Bill - cousins from my father's side.

Sherrill and Bill – cousins from my father’s side.

As most of you likely know, the scenery in Arizona, while it can be spectacular doesn’t necessarily lend itself to scenic campgrounds. This is called “boondocking” – what a surprise.

Look carefully to see the RV

Look carefully to see the RV

Or join your friends under the trees

More "organized"

More “organized”

Our first stop was for lunch in Wickenberg, a town of 6600. We went to Lydia’s Cantina.

While Lydia's may have lacked in ambience, it was made up for in friendliness.

While Lydia’s may have lacked in ambience, was made up for in friendliness.

While having lunch we were entertained by a man playing the accordion. Terry asked the server if he played there everyday “NO, just Saturday and Sunday.” It was Friday. Terry enjoyed a vegetarian chicken cheeeeeese enchilada.

When we told Lydia we were from Canada she exclaimed that she had a very good friend from Canada who was a very good artist and had lent her all the paintings in the restaurant to decorate it.

You can have this for only $325.00

You can have this for only $325.00

I wanted to bring this statue home but Terry said No! Don’t see why not.

Yeehaw

Yeehaw! Ride ’em Cowboy

Can anybody out there tell me what Tammy Whacking is?

No comment

No comment

From the time we left Penticton we were on the hunt for a Mexican Frog Planter (Ha! you thought it was different from that didn’t you! Ha!) Our plan is to go just across the border to Nogales, Mexico to get one.

Just north of Phoenix we came across two pottery factories. After spending 20 minutes looking at 4000 planters we decided to wait for Mexico.

A REAL Mexican Frog Planter

A REAL Mexican Frog Planter

Who knew you could find Ogo Pogo in Arizona.

Who knew you could find Ogo Pogo in Arizona.

Then it was off to Sun City to enjoy two days and three nights with Joanne Hamilton – a very delightful host.  We had so much fun I didn’t even have time to take any photos. We met some new people at a BBQ, played golf with Carole and Bob Murphie and Darlene Galer and friend Doug. Then we all had dinner, drinks and dice together. We were told by everyone there was no need to go all the way to Nogales. We could easily find the planter we want in Tubac, Arizona, just 45 minutes south of Tucson. Besides, once we crossed the border who knew if we could get back in. Just sayin’.

Sunday morning, we started at Biscuits Cafe. I asked the server what he recommended. He said that because he was a big boy (and he was) he really liked the Biscuits Burger. So…

2 slices ham, 2 rashers bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese, tomato, onion and mayo - hold the lettuce. Comes with hash browns as well.

2 slices ham, 2 rashers bacon, hamburger patty,  fried egg, cheddar cheese, tomato, onion and mayo – hold the lettuce. Comes with hash browns as well. Ate everything except the hash browns and bottom of one bun!

Anyway, after breakfast Terry and Joanne went off golfing while I stayed home to prepare a wack’o appies for Oscar night. Instead, I got – uh – ill – and accomplished very little – T and J had to make their own Sparkling Champagne Limoncello Cocktail, Tapenade and Antipasto Vegetables, Chorizo & Chickpea Appetizer with Perfect Crostinis and Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Pizza while they watched the hilarity that was the 2017 Oscars.

So, today we were off to Tubac to find our planter. Someone doesn’t know where they are

Just messin' with your head

Just messin’ with your American head I guess.

After driving the 50 minutes, spending 1 hour and 30 minutes looking at 50,000 pots we came away with absolutely nothing – except a photo of a cool sculpture.

The Black White Rabbit

The Black White Rabbit

30 miles north of the US-Mexican border you have to go through another border security check.

Border Security

Border Security

For dinner we went all the way back to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Apparently no one involved in the restaurant is actually from Ha Long Bay but at least from Vietnam.

Apparently no one involved in the restaurant is actually from Ha Long Bay but at least from Vietnam.

Terry had Hu Tieu Ha Long Bay special - Hủ Tiếu Đặc Biệt more commonly known as Shrimp, squid, wonton and roast pork soup.

Terry had the Hu Tieu Ha Long Bay special – Hủ Tiếu Đặc Biệt – more commonly known as Chicken with shrimp, squid, wonton and roast pork soup.

Final photo but one for you – attached to Sparkle Dry Cleaners is…

Cool name.

Cool name.

Tomorrow we are off to Kartchner State Park

Apparently they are incredible.

Apparently they are incredible.

 

5 thoughts on “The Desire For A Mexican Planter

  1. Lynne Cregg-Guinan

    So the breakfast isn’t on your recommended list am I right? Omg I can only imagine you weren’t well after that! ! Too funny.

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  2. pkintzinger

    Aha, I got it – finally! Did you actually eat that Biscuit Burger, Geoff – I am up for a lot in the line of a burger, but that looked toxic! Glad you recovered. Keep enjoying that warmth – it is still very chilly here, with many warnings of snow. Thankfully unrealized for this round as yet. xo

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