I checked out the price of tickets and they started at $25 on Wednesday and went to $45 per person on Saturday, with parking costing $30. So although I'm not a cheap skate, I just couldn't bring myself to pay that much, so maybe next year. Besides, I have enjoyed watching the auction the last few nights on TV, including the Batmobile, which went for $4.2M all from the comfort of my very own recliner and beer didn't cost me $12 each.
Tracy and I had a date day yesterday, which included taking the Tin Can out for a drive to Saguaro Lake and lunch at the lake restaurant. It was such a beautiful day at the lake, we decided to eat our lunch outside on the patio. Since it was just Tracy and I, they wanted to wedge us into a small table for two up against the wall, with people right up against us on both sides. I am a friendly guy, but I had no intention of sharing our lunch conversation with two other couples that we didn't know and I'm sure they wouldn't have appreciated it either.
So I asked if we could sit at a four top and was told that they had to hold those for the bigger groups, which I certainly understand, but there were at least 20 of them open. Well not to make a scene, I asked if we could move to another table for two, that offered a little more elbow room and they obliged us.
|A Kitty Joined Us For Lunch|
|Boat Tour Heading Out|
|Water Was Calm|
|View From Our Table|
Our lunch was only okay, Tracy ordered her turkey sandwich dry with no onions, because she has an onion allergy. Although they served it correctly, they placed a large onion on her plate and then piled her french fries partially on top of it, go figure.
Well by the time we left the restaurant, two of the twenty or so four tops were in use, guess they didn't get the run they expected. Needless to say, we won't be rushing back to the restaurant at Saguaro Lake again anytime soon.
As we drove around the lake we saw signs saying that we needed a permit to park and go hiking. When we asked were to get the permit, they said that we needed to buy one in Fountain Hills prior to getting there, so we weren't able to park and go hiking unfortunately.
We did see lots of motorcycles on the Bush Highway, and found out this morning when we read Rod Ivers' Blog Retired Rod, that he took a spin up the Bush Highway yesterday as well. We enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and calm water, and it sure beat the freezing weather last weekend.
From there we traveled over to Fountain Hills and enjoyed a walk around the lake as the fountain was blasting off. It was sure a nice day and I was so happy that we were able to get out and about to enjoy the wonderful sunshine. I would like to welcome Teri as our 71st follower. Teri doesn't list a blog of her own, but we sure welcome her aboard.
|The Fountain's History|