Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stopping Off in AJ

This is the time of year when I go to the Phoenix area to take care of doctor and dentist visits. I still love my dentist, Dr. Angela Pelletier, that I wrote about here last year. She still has the $69 special for new patients, so if you are near Mesa, and need a dentist, give her a call. While in the area, I stayed at the Apache Junction Moose lodge. This is the first time I have ever seen snow on the Superstition Mountains! I think the snow line was down to about 2200 feet.

While in AJ, Phil's cat, Grey, died. She was just the best cat I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was a real lap cat, and just wanted to be petted. I'll really miss her. We buried her under the Superstition Mountains.

On Friday nights, the Moose lodge has a great fish fry, and afterwards a band. Most Fridays, Larry and Judy Liles perform. The first hour Larry sings terrific dance music. The last time I was there, hardly anyone danced, but they now have a pretty big following.

I was really looking forward to Larry's tractor performance, done to Kenny Chesney's song "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy." It was as good as I remembered, (you can tell this lady enjoyed it!) but he now has lots of other specialty acts that he does later in the evening.

There's the "Chicken Dance" --

The Temptations (done with help from some of the regulars) --

And "Man of Constant Sorrow," that most people know from the movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou." (One of my all-time favorite movies!)

The highlight of the show was when Larry performed a striptease for this guy on his 60th birthday.


  1. What a HOOT!! When you are tired of having so much fun, come help me paint and move furniture. :-)

  2. Sorry to hear about Grey. I miss having a cat, but after Shasta Mae died, I said "no more animals." Being buried with Superstition Mountains in the background is a fitting place for a beloved cat.


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