It’s time to say goodbye.
Geri, Chuck, and I get together again at the Twin Rocks Cafe. The past few days the crew and I camp at Sand Island. It’s been hot with spells of wind-blown dust. We’ve hung out at Geri and Chuck’s fifth wheel, soaking up their air conditioning and the strong WiFi at Cadillac Ranch RV Park, as well as the great company!
The sudden wave of heat reminds me summer has arrived in southern Utah.
At the Twin Rocks Chuck and I order another Navajo pizza while Geri has a Navajo taco. It’s the fry bread that makes it Navajo. You can have something called ash bread (traditionally made on a slab of rock spread with ashes), but we stick with fry bread.
I think it was Tuesday when we made a second trip back to Bluff City Grill. I’m marking the days in restaurant meals! So much for frugality and a low-carb, low-fat diet!
After dinner we browse the Twin Rocks gift shop and the adjoining Navajo art gallery.
Geri surprises me with a beautiful, beaded barrette from the gift shop. Out by the PTV we hug and say goodbye. Chuck and Geri are going back to New Mexico to get rid of more stuff in preparation for selling their house and full-timing. They’ll spend next winter in Florida. I watch them walk away, hand-in-hand, and my throat tightens. When will I see these dear friends again?
I drive past them on the way out of the parking lot.
I roll down the window, and with a big wave I call out, “I LOVE YOU!”
(click on above link for history of Bluff Fort)