Simple, But Delicious . . .

Our 480 mile road trip started out about 7am, with our first stop 2 exits down I-10 for a couple of breakfast sandwiches from Jack in the Box. Then it was back on I-10 heading for Yuma 240 miles away. We were driving over to visit Chris and Charles Yust, and also take in the big Flea Market there.

Our next stop was Bowlin’s Picacho Peak Plaza for a potty break, and some earring shopping at the gift shop. Jan loves their selection, and always finds something she likes, as she did this time with two new pair.

For my part I found a snack for the road.


Larvets Box

The back of the box says they taste ‘like chicken’. I’ll be the judge of that. But back on the road, I forgot about them, so I’ll have to try them later.

Later, passing through Gila Bend, we checked out the RV park at Holt’s Shell station. I was curious about how full they were, but found 3 or 4 sites open. A Passport America park  at $12 a night, we’ve stayed here a number of times with no problems.

I did see this unusual fuel price sign there.

Holt's Shell Sign

Not often you see diesel and unleaded for the same price.

Our last stop along the way was Dateland, for our favorite Date Shakes, and another trip through the gift shop for Jan. And another couple of pairs of earrings for her too.

Finally, about 11:30, we pulled into Chris and Charles’ RV lot in the Foothills section of Yuma, and spent next hour or so just catching up. Much needed since we didn’t get to really see them during the Escapade Rally. Then it was off to Famous Dave’s BBQ for a good lunch and more talking.

Jan had the Smoked Brisket Sandwich, while I went with the Burnt Ends Sandwich. Both really good, as is usual from Famous Dave’s.

Famous Dave's Burnt Ends

Next up, it was off to the Arizona Marketplace Flea Market for the rest of the afternoon. Jan had a list of stuff she was looking for, and found good bit of it. In fact I think all of us found something we needed.

After saying our goodbyes, we were back on the road about 4pm, with our first stop the Fry’s right down the road for gas. Nice to see I’m still getting my always $0.10 a gallon discount with my magic Fred Meyer’s card.

Our next stop was the Elk’s Lodge in Gila Bend. My membership expires next month, and since we were passing through, I thought I’d take care of it in person, but I forgot to bring my card with me, and there was a problem with my account, so I’ll have to do it by mail anyway. Oh well.

Then it was Jan’s favorite stop, a place we’ve been eating at since 2008. Who would believe that the best Shrimp Burrito Jan has ever had was to be found in the middle of the Arizona desert. But Sofia’s Mexican Food really does it right. Just simple, but delicious food, well-prepared and well-seasoned.

Sofia's 2

Jan had her usual Shrimp Burrito, but added a Cheese Chile Relleno for a little change of pace.

Sofia's Shrimp Burrito

She said later that the Relleno was just as good as the Burrito. And by adding the Chile Relleno, she had half of her Burrito to bring home. One thing different about Sofia’s Shrimp Burrito, is that it’s not filled with those little tiny imported shrimp, but it’s stuffed with shrimp the size of a 50 cent piece, along with rice and pico de gallo. Really tasty.

As for me, I had my usual Carnitas Plate with a big mound of refried shredded pork.

Sofia's Carnitas

There’s a reason I get this over and over here.

We finally got home a little after 9pm, a long, but very fun day.

I had planned to try and finally paint the repaired rig bumper tomorrow, but the forecast says 20 mph winds, gusting to 30. So unless I want to paint my neighbor’s rig too, I’ll probably hold off on that.


Thought for the Day:

“When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?” – Dame Edith Evans


4 Responses to Simple, But Delicious . . .

  1. Jan says:

    As many times as we’ve been through Gila Bend I didn’t know about this Mexican restaurant. Is there RV parking.

  2. Phyllis Schell says:

    Hi Greg & Jan. We always stop in Gila Bend too, at least a couple of times a year. The first we ate at Sofia’s, there were several police eating there, so we figured it was ‘good’, and it was. I think we’ll pass on the worm snax though…….. Hope you are both well.

  3. gregwhite says:

    Jan, there is a huge parking area across the street. I’m thinking we may have to do another day trip from Apache Jct. to eat there again.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Worms?? Gross!! strange what one can find sometimes! Sounds like you had a fun day of it…and as always amazed at the unique places you find to eat.

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