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Ned

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From Moab to Torrey
« on: May 08, 2006, 07:15:00 AM »
5 of us (Mahoney, Marabitos, Meyers, Reiters, and Sharps) caravaned from Moab to Blanding for breakfast at the Old Tymers restaurant, then headed across highway 95 through the Glen Canyon NRA and highway 24 through Capitol Reef NP to Torrey, UT.  On the way we did take some pictures.  The en route photos were taken through the windshield of the motor home and a few were taken as we were climbing out from the Colorado river and Glen Canyon NRA.  Those who took the fast route missed some very beautiful scenery.

We'll be revisiting Capitol Reef NP this week so I know there will be more, and better, photos coming.  This is just a taste.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 07:50:48 AM »
Great Pics Ned.  Envy you however the ole prude says, nice pictures, now she;s seen it we won't have to go.  Should have left her in Amarillo permenantly
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 10:32:26 AM »
We really waish we could have made that trip with y'all, but we have a prior family commitment starting this weekend. It's on the list for next year though.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 10:40:07 AM »
Tom,

I'm sure this group will take enough photos so you can see what you have to look forward to :)  But pictures are no substitute for the real thing, they just can't capture the scale and exent of the landscape.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 10:41:31 AM »
You're right on all counts there Ned!
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 10:43:50 AM »
Ned

>> Those who took the fast route missed some very beautiful scenery.<<

Been there done that....Saved 20 gal of fuel & can now buy dinner.<G>

Here is a pic from Thousand Lakes campground.

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006, 10:44:42 AM »
Ned,

Please go to the little restaurant in Bicknell  and have a piece of Pinto Bean pie for me.  Then write and tell me about it so I can be even more envious :P
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2006, 11:08:14 AM »
Please go to the little restaurant in Bicknell  and have a piece of Pinto Bean pie for me. 

Jim,
Do you recall the name of that little restaurant?  And what were the other weird pies they make? We reviewed our pics of our last years trip and I think it is warmer this year as we are all so bundled up in our pictures.  We miss you guys.

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 11:26:17 AM »
Well, it maybe cost us maybe 10 gallons of fuel more, and now we've seen the route in both directions.  It looked quite different going west.

Who needs dinner when we have fresh baked bread in the afternoon and muffins in the morning :D
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006, 02:01:58 PM »
Betty,

They also had Buttermilk pie, Sweet Pickle pie, Oatmeal pie.  The name is Sunglow Motel and Cafe.  Check out http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Sunglow_Motel-Cafe_Pickle_Pie   Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicknell%2C_Utah 
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2006, 02:29:45 PM »
Buttermilk pie sounds better to me than Pinto Bean or Sweet Pickle :)
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2006, 05:29:25 PM »
When you guys first mentioned Pinto Bean Pie, I thought it was something like Frito pie or chili pie and got hungry. Having looked up the recipe, all I can say is Ick.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2006, 06:36:45 PM »


Please go to the little restaurant in Bicknell  and have a piece of Pinto Bean pie for me.  Then write and tell me about it so I can be even more envious :P

Jim

Well we were there for lunch today after returning from "The Scenic Drive" at Capital Reef. The green chile stew was superb. Then we topped it off with the pie sampler, half slice of the top 4 pies; pinto, pickle, buttermilk and oatmeal. My tastes don't reach the pickle pie level  :) but I enjoyed the others. Marlene was underwhelmed by them all. Maybe if all had been heated, only the oatmeal was, we would have enjoyed it better.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2006, 06:54:36 PM »
Thanks, Bernie, my day is complete :(
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2006, 06:59:23 PM »
We stopped at the General Store and had Hagen Dazs ice cream bars.  Much better than Pinto Bean pie, I'm sure :D
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2006, 07:05:28 PM »
Thanks, Bernie, my day is complete :(

Jim

You're welcome. Only problem is that I have to work off the calories, not you ;D ;D
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2006, 12:20:56 AM »

They also had Buttermilk pie, Sweet Pickle pie, Oatmeal pie. The name is Sunglow Motel and Cafe.

Jim,

Russ, Terry and Betty, and Linda and I went to the Sunglow Motel and Cafe this evening for dinner. After eating our regular meals, everone except Terry ordered the sampler of pinto bean, buttermilk, pickle and oatmeal pie. We all thought each was very good; however, we all took about half of our samples back to our motor homes because of the lack of stomach room. The samples were as large as some pie servings we have had in restaurants. We expected little slivers of pie, just to taste but got much more. I didn't think I could even taste the pickle pie but it was actually quite good. We will enjoy the rest of our samples tomorrow and be thinking of you, Tarry, Fred and Daisy.

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2006, 08:07:05 AM »
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but it was actually quite good

So there. Marlene ;D

Richard,

 Glad you enjoyed it.   
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2006, 08:27:17 AM »
So there. Marlene ;D


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Marlene stands with Terry ;D ;D
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2006, 11:22:22 AM »
Russ, Terry and Betty, and Linda and I went to the Sunglow Motel and Cafe this evening for dinner. After eating our regular meals, everone except Terry ordered the sampler of pinto bean, buttermilk, pickle and oatmeal pie. We all thought each was very good; however, we all took about half of our samples back to our motor homes because of the lack of stomach room. The samples were as large as some pie servings we have had in restaurants. We expected little slivers of pie, just to taste but got much more. I didn't think I could even taste the pickle pie but it was actually quite good. We will enjoy the rest of our samples tomorrow and be thinking of you, Tarry, Fred and Daisy.

To Fred  & Daisy,  Jim & Tarry,
Now I know why you went so many times to the little restaurant with the special pies. One piece a night would have been plenty.  I have never been so miserable after a meal as this one in a long time.  My tostada was wonderful and so were the pies but the quantity I ate was way too much.  We did have a toast in your honor for  reminding us of this place. It is chilly this morning and we slept in.  Will heat up the pies for lunch!  What a life!   We miss you guys. We had lunch near the same spot as last year on the Cathedral Valley trip.  Such magnificent scenery!

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2006, 07:07:37 PM »
Jim

Marlene stands with Terry ;D ;D

At least Marlene tried the sampler pies.  :)  We couldn't get Terry to even taste one pie.  :(  He called them alien pies not fit for human consumption. Some people have no sense of adventure--at least when it comes to food. Off-road adventure is something else! Terry and Betty are graciously taking us on another off-road trip tomorrow.

Richard
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2006, 07:23:44 PM »
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We couldn't get Terry to even taste one pie.
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Richard,

And this from  a guy who equates Spam with a Fillet Mignon.  Did we expect anything else ::)
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2006, 07:26:09 PM »
Betty,

Fred and I vowed to each other that we would not read any posts about Utah.  No need to rub it in.  But I weakened.  Hope Fred forgives me.  Am enjoying them.
Jim

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2006, 07:44:14 PM »
Jim, you and Fred can rub it in next year when you're there and the Brewers aren't !!
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2006, 04:46:47 PM »
Daisy here, and I just want to tell all of you at Captiol Reef how much we miss being there with you.  Glad you tasted the pies in our honor, since I was looking forward to tasting them all again.  However, we are traveling along with you in spirit and hopefully we will be back there next year, if not later this spring/summer.  We plan on it next year anyway, since it has become one of our favorite places in all of the USA. 

Keep the pictures and commentary coming, as we are enjoying it all over again through someone else's eyes. 

D & F
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2006, 05:53:13 PM »
What about a fall rally during apple harvest time?
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2006, 06:07:05 PM »
Wendy,

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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2006, 06:15:47 PM »
There are several orchards in Capital Reef National Park. During harvest, the orchards where you can pick fruit are marked. What you eat while you're in the orchard is free. Whatever you take out is paid for at a self-service station that has bags and scales. Apple harvest is early-September thru mid-October. Cherries, pears, and apricots are harvested earlier. It's very popular and lots of fun.
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2006, 06:24:16 PM »
Thanks Wendy. Harvest time sounds like a good time for a rally. All we need is a volunteer rally leader/organizer  ;)
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Re: From Moab to Torrey
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2006, 06:46:18 PM »
Daisy,

We do miss having you and Fred here with us.  We think about you every day and thank you for suggesting this location.
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