Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

On to AJ . . .

After coffee and Munchkins this morning, I started packing away some stuff to get ready to move up to Apache Junction tomorrow morning.  Then with Jan grabbing the magnets inside, I took down the solar screens and stored them away in the truck. Hopefully I’ll some more time to work on them up in Apache Junction.

‎Later, about 4:30pm Jan and I headed up Kolb Rd. to meet Nick, Terry, and Nick’s cousin Bev at Dry River Company Pizza. It’s a order it at the counter, they bring it to the table kind of a place with a nice atmosphere and a friendly staff.

It does have couple of quirks, however. They only have one size of pizza, 13-14”, and they only have 12 different kinds of pizza, with no additional items listed. It may be that you can order different ingredients, but they aren’t on the menu and we didn’t ask.

Instead we ordered the Traditional, with Tomato Sauce, Sausage, Pepperoni, Banana Peppers, and Mozzarella. And even better, this pizza is normally $11, but since we were there during Happy Hour, i.e., before 5:30, the pizza was only $8. Nice.

The pizza is thin crust, cooked in a wood-fired (with pecan) brick oven. And pretty much everything is fresh. As in the pizza dough is made daily, all the sauces are made in house, as well as, believe it or not, the mozzarella cheese.

They also make all their salad dressings (except Ranch) and the bread for their sandwiches and garlic bread is baked daily around the corner at  La Baguette Bakery.

You can’t get much fresher than that.

And it showed in the food. We all agreed it was some of the best pizza we’ve had in a good while. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not quite up to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, but darn close. Grimaldi’s coal-fired oven may be a little hotter, because their crust is lightly charred on the bottom and the edges, really adding to the favor.

They also have a wide variety of salads, pastas, and sandwiches if you’re not in the mood for pizza. (How can anyone not be in the mood for pizza, he asks?)

Sure wish we hadn’t discovered this place on our last night in Tucson.

Leaving Dry River, we drove over to Bev’s place to check on hooking up her DVD player to a video projector. Later, finally heading back to Voyager RV Resort, we made a detour a couple of miles up I-10 to the Pilot/Flying J to get gas in the truck. Yesterday unleaded was $2.19, but today it was $2.17. And even better, with our Good Sam’s RV Plus card discount, it was only $2.12 a gallon. Nice.

Tomorrow we’ll be stopping again the Pilot/Flying J to get diesel for the rig. And unless it goes down again overnight, it should be about $2.61 with our Plus card discount.

Getting home I went ahead and disconnected our water and sewer. One less thing to do tomorrow morning, especially since we’re meeting Al and Adrienne at the RV Park Café for breakfast at 8am, before we head out about 10.

Thought for the Day:

“I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.” — Thomas Jefferson


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