Friday, April 26, 2019


When the big red food truck disappeared from in front of Agave, my first thought was "Oh no! I guess he just wasn't getting enough business to make it worth his while." But then we noticed cars in front. And, finally, spotted that little red neon sign in the window. Yes! They are finally open! Sort of.

I say "sort of" because, as it turns out, they are still doing their cooking in the food truck, which was just moved around back. Based on that, and the fact that they set up a couple of port-a-potties and a hand washing station outside, I'm guessing they still haven't tackled the septic issues that have kept it shut down for the last eight or nine years. But hey, at least we finally got to see the inside, after all those years of wondering!

They have added quite a few things to the menu, and plan to keep adding as the business grows.

Not bad, not bad at all. Still, I'll be a whole lot happier when I can get tea and other beverages served over ice, in a glass.

Monday, April 22, 2019


There's a church right down the street from my daughter's house that is doing it's darnedest to serve the young families in the community. They have M.O.P.S. groups, they do a great pumpkin patch in fall and, at Easter, they pull out all the stops. Never having seen any of this myself, I wasn't quite prepared for what that entailed.

First of all, there was the petting zoo.


Then they had not one, but two choo-choo trains, taking all the littles for rides around the parking lot at all times, so the waiting lines moved quickly.

They must have some great barbecues here, judging by all the heavy duty pits lined up in that shed you see in the background, and the second shed to the left of it which is filled with firewood. I'm wondering if that rusty metal thing to the right of it isn't a smoker?

Then, there was all this bouncy madness for the older kids.

Last but not least, there were the Easter egg hunts. Many of them, in fact, divided by age groups, rotating throughout the day.

Sadly for Mimi, the eggs were all empty, so there was no chocolate for me to snitch! Instead the kids carried their full buckets (whatever happened to baskets?) outside to a table where they exchanged all their eggs for a little prize or two.

So, out of all these amazing offerings, plus face painting and games and several other things I forgot to take photos of, what do you suppose our Little Goober loved most?

A quiet little playground back behind the church, spotted while on their train ride. Most especially, the little playhouse seen below, with a built in fireplace, stove, and a doorbell!!! 

Which he pushed over, and over, and over again, even though it no longer makes a sound.