with Roberta and Homer
(Thursday May 10, 2012)
It's a beautiful day for some old friends to
finally get together again for lunch. I just happened to suggest
Paulette's since it was close by. It turned out to be a serendipity
choice. When I ordered a BLT Roberta sighed unhappily wishing she could
have her once favorite sandwich. She's been on a gluten free diet for
many years, and even makes her own special bread recipes. While we were
deciding and talking about it, our dear waitress exclaimed..."You can
have your BLT because we have gluten free bread and buns!" We were
all totally delighted. It turned out that our
waitress (Paulette's sister), is responsible for the gluten free inclusion
in the menu. (Since then I've
been told that the Five Mile House also has gluten free choices). This
was definitely our lucky day.
Following lunch we headed for Colfax where
Roberta's son Dean has a used furniture store on highway 174 just past
the Red Frog bar.
A view of the canyon behind the Red Frog and Dean's
Second Hand Stand.
We enjoyed a visit with Dean and checking out his
Outside we spotted Santa's sled left over from last
Christmas' Toy Run.
Ulrika, Dean and his mom sharing a hug just before
we head back home. We all had a fun time, and hope to explore some of
our old ghost towns the next time they visit.