I was determined to do something out of the scorching AZ sun this weekend so we planned to go to the Sweet Corn Festival at Apple Annie’s in a much cooler Wilcox, AZ. My expectations are high.
We set out early stopping a the convenience store near our house. G stayed in the car. I returned a few minutes later and the man from the car next door just stared waving as if we were old friends saying goodbye.
I wonder out loud what that was about, to which G says “He is admiring an awesome couple who are going to get CORN!
Soon we are at Apple Annie’s eating a butter dripping ear of sweet roasted corn and buying a “baker’s dozen” for $5.00.
I am not sure why we bought so much. I guess we just got caught up in the spirit of the festival.
On to the Orchard for lunch and pick a few peaches.
They serve burgers and homemade pinto beans and we had a lovely picnic among the peach orchard. Bonus- you a wooden coin to take to the bakery which gets you a piece of homemade pie. WARM PEACH PIE. (I am making yummy noises with slits for eyes. I could be crying it tastes so good. )
The farm is not far from the highway but along the way lie a few abandoned buildings that the desert is trying to take back.
I am sure we are going to get snake bit because we had recently seen this sign obviously put there by the Rattlesnakes;
Time to get back on the road. We soon notice the Amerind Museum just off Dragoon road and swing in.
The collection of pottery and artifacts are amazing and complete but the real treat was the building itself. Once it was a residence and has beautiful woodwork, Thick adobe walls,arched windows and many southwestern features. We were not allowed to take pictures and I am not sure it is worth the $10 fee as it didn’t take long to see the collection. However, there is a picnic area behind the museum that is well taken care of up against our favorite Dragoon Mountains with majestic rock formations.
You know me and rocks.
By now we are thirsty and remember a Saloon we passed along the way. What a find! Triangle T Guest Ranch is amazing!
What a wonderful discovery here in Southern Arizona! We will be frequenting the RV spaces or even for a fun destination to ride the Harley and stay in one of the casitas! I see a party in my future…
The Saloon is refreshingly cool as you walk through the swinging doors and stride up to a bar that wraps around a GIANT ROCK! (I have always dreamed of having a giant rock indoors).
Hope, the bartender, entertained us with stories of the property and discussed the unique art on the wall. She even performed a little magic trick/puzzle with a couple of horseshoes on a chain. We enjoyed Hope’s antics and she’s part of the reason we will revisit.
After a few cold beers it was time to go. Full of Hope’s stories, thoughts of Apple Annie’s farms and the history of the old west we climbed back in the air conditioned car. Off we went with PIE in our tummies, cool beer on our lips, and a trunk full of peaches and corn.
A very good Southern Arizona Day.