Our plan was to spend three nights and two full days in Flagstaff. It is the last town before we reach our destination of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we work for the season, from late April through mid October. We always stock up on supplies we’ll need before taking that last two hundred mile drive. This year was a little bit different from other years, because we decided to actually see a little bit of Flagstaff. But first, we had to get the chores out of the way. Laundry, grocery shopping, etc.
A trip to Flagstaff always includes a shopping trip to New Frontiers, a health food store. They have so much good stuff! Lots of gluten free items, even gluten free options in the pastry case in the bakery. Another must go place for us is Picazzo’s Pizza. Fabgrandpa can get regular crust and I can get any item on the menu prepared gluten free. We usually wind up getting two pizzas and taking home most of it. It is delicious reheated.
Yesterday, after breakfast, and the trip to New Frontiers, we had to do laundry. It didn’t take very long though with us working together to get it done. Then while Fabgrandpa took a nap, I went out to Oodegarde’s Sewing Center to find some flannel fabric to make myself a new pair of jammie pants. My old ones have a massive hole in them that I have already repaired twice. It’s about time for a new pair. I also made a trip to Purl in the Pines yarn shop and picked up some nice cotton and bamboo blend yarn to make some washcloths. I want something lush and soft and 100% organic to wash my face with.
That little ball on the left is cotton and bamboo, and the greens and browns are 100% cotton. That pink hank is one I found in a thrift store and is cotton and viscose. I’m loving these colors. And they are displayed on the green flannel I got for my jammies.
Today we went to Wal-Mart to finish up our grocery shopping. After everything was put away, we decided to go to downtown Flagstaff for dinner and a walkabout. Dinner was at Pata Thai. I had the Pineapple Shrimp and Chicken Fried Rice and Fabgrandpa got the Spicy Scallops. Both were yum, but I couldn’t take more than one taste of his because he got his hot!
After dinner we walked around downtown “old” Flagstaff, going in and out of stores and window shopping. We loved one shop, The Artist’s Gallery. There was so much in there that I want that I could spend my whole salary in there. We bought one piece, a kiln fired glass wall hanging. I love it! It will hang in our hallway someday at the house.
On the way home, we saw this unusual cloud formation:
In the morning, we’ll hook up the trailer and be on our way again. The last two hundred miles from Flagstaff to the North Rim will slip by really quickly, and then we’ll be “home” for the season.