Friend Tom Retires and Shamrock Farm Tour
Friday and Saturday March 5 and 6/10
Our good friend Tom Brudnicki retired from his job as Office Manager for a Compressor Company here is Casa Grande. He worked for that company for 5.5 years and is now happy to spend his time at the projects he wants to accomplish around home. We joined Tom and Lynn for a celebration retirement dinner at a local Mexican restuarant called Rubio's on Friday night.
On Saturday morning we went with our Oshawa frends (Charmaine and Lou) on a tour of a 10,000 holstein cow dairy operation nearby called Shamrock Farms. It is family owned - started by the McClelland family in 1922 - as a guersey cow farm outside of Tuscon. Pictures of the tour can be accessed on the http://www.themarsdens.ca/ website. It was a very well organized tour that took about 90 minutes on a tram around the farm buildings. The Shamrock Farm dairy products are available in grocery stores in Arizona.
On Saturday afternoon, Charmaine and I took in the local Chili Championship Competition at a nearby park. We paid $4 for the privilege of sampling prizewinning chili made by local people and the money went to charity.
From our RV Park we had a good view of circling antique planes for the past 2 days because the "Cactus Fly-in" was being held at the Casa Grande Airport that is located a mile down the road from us. The Arizona Antique Airplane Association sponsors this event each year and about 200 planes come to be judged in the competition.
Tomorrow we will be getting ready to take off on Monday morning - headed for the East Coast along Interstate I-10.