Corny Shenanigans

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.

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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!

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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.

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I am not sure why we bought so much. I guess we just got caught up in the spirit of the festival.

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On to the Orchard for  lunch and pick a few peaches.

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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. )

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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.

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I am sure we are going to get snake bit because we had recently seen this sign obviously put there by the Rattlesnakes;

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Respect their privacy people!

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.

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You know me and rocks.

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This is actually a cave.

By now we are thirsty and remember a Saloon we passed along the way.  What a find!  Triangle T Guest Ranch is amazing!

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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…

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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).

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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.

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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.

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A very  good  Southern Arizona Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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