Friday night we decided to head to the Haulapai Mountain Resort for dinner. The locals call it “The Lodge” I haven’t figured out why, there is no lodge in the name. Dennis is on call this weekend so we needed to stay in town. We have both eaten there but separately. I was there last winter when Mom and I came for a recheck of Kingman. The food wasn’t impressive so when we were settling in I never pushed to go again. Dennis ate there about a month ago for a dinner meeting, he enjoyed the steak.
Our dinner schedule has changed tremendously since we moved. Dinners use to be 8:00 or 9:00 pm now we consistently eat around 6:00 pm, Still a little later than the Haverdinks. Reservations at 6:00 pm at the Lodge.
Tucked away in the Haulapais is a little resort area, there are cottages and the Haulapai Mountain Resort along with a general store. It reminds me of Pickeral Lake. No lake just cool summer nights, hiking, mountain bike and off road trails. AZ residents from Phoenix and Lake Havasu City have cottages here to get out of the heat. On our way to dinner we saw her.
The elk and deer roam freely in this area. In the restaurant they have a large picture window where you can sit and watch the deer and elk feed on hay. They are wild, they enjoy the stage I think. While eating we saw three baby (calves) Elk, they still had their spots.
Saturday morning I had a cup of coffee and went for a run. Just as I started the big, warm, drops of rain fell. Warm summer rain always seems like it hits in slow motion. Big drops just plopped on my shoulders and visor of my baseball cap. I was heading into the sun so I turned around looking back over the golf course and sure enough there was a beautiful rainbow, double in fact!
Out here in the desert God gives us little treats. He is so good to us, I wanna rejoice and be glad!!