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