OMG!! Oreo Pancakes, Speeding Tickets, Cactus Hunting, and Cow Poop! LOL

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Luggage boy! :D

We had discussed trying to hit Sedona and/or the Grand Canyon on the way home but it was going to be too much driving for poor Melanie to handle.  We decided Sedona was the best option so we could sleep in a little since we were out later the night before.  We met for breakfast and were ready to roll around 9am.  Brett was a sweetheart and took all our luggage to the car while we finished getting ready. :D

We had planned to try and compromise on the foodie adventures and at least stop at one Guy Fieri place when we hit Phoenix.  We found it - Matt's Big Breakfast but oh wow...it was a true hole in the wall and a nice long line outside.  We didn't have time to wait an hour so we drove around until we could find somewhere else that looked fun - we found a place called The Eggery.

Brett and our oreo cookie pancake!
  Oh my, it was also a popular place but the wait was only 20 minutes.  We found heaven on their menu though - believe it or not, it was our first "dessert" of the whole trip!  They had oreo cookie pancakes on the menu! We decided we would get one pancake with oreos and peanut butter chips for dessert.  YUMMY!!  Brett doesn't like breakfast per se so we were all grubbing on egg dishes while he had a sandwich of some type. 

Ok, on the road again and we were flying down the highway when Melanie starts yelling "F**K, F**K, F**K"!  I had been lying down so I popped up and she said a cop pulled out from the center divider area and she was sure she was going to get pulled over.  Well, he was far enough behind and it looked like he was just going to pass her but nope, he pulled in right behind us, lights a blazing!  Not sure how Melanie did it but she got off with a warning!!!! WTF?!!?!?  He said she was doing 90 mph and we thought that was aweome he let her go since the speed limit was likely 65 but turns out it was 75 so she really was only 15 mph over! Never seen a warning before - it was still a document with all her identifying info filled out and he let us all go.

Mel's cop!
  I managed to sneak a fuzzy photo of him writing her warning out the back window.  The girls were all for me taking a pic but responsible Brett was about to have a heart attack I think.  LOL.

So, we were on our way again and now it was time for cactus. We needed to find cactus for Melissa.  All weekend, she just wanted a pic with a good cactus and we kept striking out.  We saw lots off in the fields along the road which there were no exits so when finally, a small offramp appeared.  We ended up going off in a dirt road with Mr. Responsible moaning at us over and over again.  We had stumbled upon a cattle and horse ranch and it said open to public but no hunting or shooting.  Sweet, we just wanted some cactus pics!  We drove along this dirt road until practically the end and got out to go play in the "fields".

Yeah...the 4 of us! :D
  Brett was saying he was not responsible for any rattlesnakes or whatever else we may find out there!  Of course Melissa and I were still in flip flops as well...ha ha. 

We found some great cactus to take a few naughty pics with.  Finally Brett eased up a little when we didn't get demolished by rattlesnakes (although Melissa kept finding large animal droppings out there..not sure snakes poop like that though!) and he took a couple good photos - my favorite is him being poked by the cactus on his tush! :D  Several fallic cactus photos emerged and we were about to get back on the road to Sedona...or so we thought.

As we were making our way back to the car, someone spotted a bee or wasp and Melissa started screaming.  She is worse than me! LOL.

What a group of cuties! :D
Brett and I jumped in the backseat and Melissa is running around yelling "Bee, Bee, Bee!" as Brett yells at her, "Melissa run in the car, not around it!" LOL.  We get her in the car and Melanie discovers a fly inside so she goes to put the window down as Melissa shrieks since the bee is flying outside her window still!!! HA HA HA.  And then the best line, "MEELLAAANIEEEEE, Just get out of here please!"  HAHAHAHA  Sorry Melissa!

Ok, back on the road to Sedona, right? Nope!  We go about 100 yards maybe and Mel brakes hard, yelling "COW! COW! COW!" Now, for those who were with us in KC, sheep sighting elicited the same response.  And there is also the joke with John (jpchoi) that Sacramento is full of cows so when Melanie came to visit earlier this year, we went on the hunt for cows.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
..although we didn't find any in Sacto (except for the stuffed one in my family room!)  Anyways, Mel and I instantly jump out of the car to go take photos with the cow while warning Melissa to be quiet as the cow might run away.  She inquired why the cow might run and Melanie tried to explain, "Look Melissa, Erin and I are cow experts. We did this a lot when I was in Northern California and we know they will run away." Melanie had told me the cows ran from us then because they knew we wanted to eat them!! HAHAHA

So, the cow has not moved by this point as Mel and I hurridly tip toe up to where she is laying.  We stage a couple photos when Melissa quietly starts talking to the cow, "Excuse me cow. Will you please run? Run cow, run" OMG, Melanie and I about died laughing right then and there.

COW! COW! COW!
  The cow had gotten up by this time and was sauntering off as Mel began to chase it.  As Melanie got closer, it stopped, turned around and looked at us and just started dropping cow patties!!! OMG...they were huge and stinky!!!!  We were obviously in hysterics again and we continued to follow the cow while Melanie tells me to get closer to it.  Poor Brett has not emerged from the car at this point, probably firmly convinced every last one of us is certifiable!

I hurry off in pursuit of the cow as it now turns to look at me and stop.....now it decides to start peeing! LOL.  I almost fell over laughing - first it poops at Melanie and now it pees at me!  WTF!?!?  Melissa ended up taking a lot of photos of the cow, including some in mid poop and pee, look for those on her blog! :D  By this time, Brett has finally got out, likely to see if the cow had trampled us based on all the hoots and hollers coming from down the road.

Me and the cow!
  We all went running back and I noticed Brett holding the camera perfectly still...yup - he was videoing us running.  Gee, thanks Brett!! Hopefully don't look for that on You Tube!

As we were getting in the car, I noticed this crazy hand print on the back of the car.  It was covered in dust and mighty big.  We had passed a house coming onto the ranch property that looked like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and we joked that maybe a ghost from the house left it...perhaps a sign for us to move on now?!?!

Either way, we were in the car and on the road to Sedona again!!! 

jerseygirl67 says:
OMG...what a trip! You guys literally scared the sh*t outta that cow! LMAO
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
mellemel8 says:
OMG THIS IS THE BEST DAY!!!!!
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
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Luggage boy! :D
Luggage boy! :D
Brett and our oreo cookie pancake!
Brett and our oreo cookie pancake!
Mels cop!
Mel's cop!
Yeah...the 4 of us! :D
Yeah...the 4 of us! :D
What a group of cuties! :D
What a group of cuties! :D
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
COW! COW! COW!
COW! COW! COW!
Me and the cow!
Me and the cow!
Melanie and her warning
Melanie and her warning
Matts Big Breakfast in Phoenix...…
Matt's Big Breakfast in Phoenix..…
Cool condos they were building in …
Cool condos they were building in…
Looking pretty dapper for a weeken…
Looking pretty dapper for a weeke…
Cmon smile Brett!
C'mon smile Brett!
Take two....
Take two....
and yeah...finally he smiles! LOL
and yeah...finally he smiles! LOL
My Sunrise Benedict
My Sunrise Benedict
Oh no, more pics of Mel at the gas…
Oh no, more pics of Mel at the ga…
Mel being Mel
Mel being Mel
and people think my boobs are big!…
and people think my boobs are big…
Uhhh, I think Brett was trying to …
Uhhh, I think Brett was trying to…
Brett and I again
Brett and I again
Oh my! LOL
Oh my! LOL
Melissa and her cactus
Melissa and her cactus
Me and the cactus
Me and the cactus
Ok..this was Bretts idea! LOL
Ok..this was Brett's idea! LOL
Us in the beautiful Arizona desert
Us in the beautiful Arizona desert
Brett and I
Brett and I
Uh, that would be us trying to cli…
Uh, that would be us trying to cl…
Another shot of us with the cactus
Another shot of us with the cactus
NICE!!!
NICE!!!
It looks like it has eyes!
It looks like it has eyes!
Hidden Mickey!! Thanks Brett for s…
Hidden Mickey!! Thanks Brett for …
Hi Cow!! :D
Hi Cow!! :D
Run cow run!
Run cow run!
Me trying to get closer to the cow
Me trying to get closer to the cow
OMG..the cow peed at me! LOL
OMG..the cow peed at me! LOL
Bye cow! :-(
Bye cow! :-(
The freaky handprint on the car
The freaky handprint on the car
Scenery along the way
Scenery along the way
Another shot of the storm...what w…
Another shot of the storm...what …
Brett starting to look a little ti…
Brett starting to look a little t…