MonaLiza and Steve will meet us for breakfast (blue corn pancakes) before we head north for a 3 week stay at Moab. Pam and John leave in the morning also. They, however, will head back to Boulder City, Nevada and into their new home!
This weekend was Bluff's Founders Celebration Weekend with lots of lectures, activities at the fort, demonstrations and a parade today!
|Standing on the corner waiting for the parade to start|
|here it comes!|
It was a tiny piece of Americana.....two small bands, one from the local school, Native American "floats", descendants of the original settlers pulling the hand carts their ancestors used to carry their belongings on the pilgrimage, horses, and much candy tossing (and bananas.....don't ask?)
|Watch out John......Dave's banana gun is drawn|
After the parade ended we walked down to the Twin Rocks Cafe and Gallery to sniff out some Navajo Fry Bread sampling that we read about.
|Twin Rocks Gallery|
We marveled at the native american baskets and weavings in a private room in the Gallery. We made a purchase for an upcoming wedding and were able to witness a demonstration of traditional Navajo basket weaving. Mother and daughter sat in the gallery and totally enthralled us with their skill, and talent. JoAnn, the daughter, did all the talking. Her mother did not speak English but sat quietly by and worked her magic with raw sumac reeds and sharp knife.
|Mother holds our purchase, crafted by her son|
We said our goodbyes to JoAnn and her mother and walked back to the Bluff Fort area to pick up some wood fired pizzas we'd been smelling during the parade.
We sat outside and enjoyed our lunch. Once we had eaten, the men had a job to do.
How many men does it take to change a tire?
|a tiny nail turned out to be the culprit|
We went our separate ways for a few hours in the afternoon and then reconnected here for a private happy hour to bid adieu to Pam and John. No pictures needed.