30.03.2010 - 07.04.2010 84 °F
The traveling is officially over. It was at nearly 10:30PM that Sylvester and Loretta, aka Sly and Lo, picked Sara and I up from the airport. It was Sly's birthday so we tried two restaurants on the way home to get him his birthday brew. Claim Jumpers- closed, Joe's Crab Shack- closed...0-2. Finally, we decided to head back to Maricopa and try to find a brew there. We knew that we could always count on the Ak-Chin bar if all else failed. I could see the crazy look in Sly's eyes as his hopes of getting his birthday beer diminished.
He had one final chance before being forced to go for the casino beer! NATIVE NEW YORKER. We arrived there shortly after mid-night. Signs were good...there were cars in the lot and people sitting in the bar. I went in on the scouting mission to make sure they would be open long enough for a birthday beer. I walked around and tried to find a worker for five minutes while the rest of the posse waited in the car. At last, Sly gave up on waiting. He firmly announces, “They are open until 2!”
I didn't ask him how he knew this information. We got him his beer and finally rolled back home to Alterra and crawled into “our” old familiar bed. We enjoyed Easter festivities at Our Lady of Grace parish. On Easter we had Ruth, and her kids (Sly and Lo's “replacement” daughter, along with our friends, Chris, Kayt, Stephanie, and Gene. It was one of the greatest Easters ever. Steak, Shrimp, beer, friends, family, and Jesus. What more could you want. We have been spending time touching base with our Phoenix posse to prepare for our move to Cleveland.
So far, we have seen, Tim and Kate Royal, Marleen, Kevin, Brad, Laura, and Brian. Good times my friends... good times.
Next stop car saga and what will become of the Phoenix Western Resort on Coronado?