Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Craving some good old Varsity food

This is for Hettie. In the course of our phone conversation last week, my daughter said on their way home from Florida, they were stopping at the Varsity in Atlanta, Georgia for lunch. I LOVE the Varsity. My mother went there as a kid/teen. I went there, I think all my life! Will go there anytime I'm in Atlanta, if possible. Sooo much history. Our family history there is miniscule compared to the number of folks with ongoing histories with the Varsity which is of gigantic proportion. Car Hop #4 Flossie Mae was a total delight, full of energy and always left me with a smile on my face, not to mention the food!!! My mom and I always had memories of him, from her childhood and mine, and on into my adulthood. The Varsity: the largest drive-in restaurant, an institution! Flossie Mae 50 years an institution there.

Oh gosh, could go on and on. I spent weekends in downtown Atlanta with my grandmother (and great aunt) as a kid who lived only block away from the Varsity, and lunch there was mandatory. I went to school at fairly nearby Portfolio Center when I was in my 20s, and yes, regular lunch breaks there were mandatory.

So, no Varsity here in Arizona and I was craving the food and attempted to make it myself, with the help of hubby Mike doing fries and onion rings. So here's the result. Not the Varsity, can't compete with them, but pretty darn good!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Apache Flats RV Park, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, AZ

Photos from an overnight stay at Apache Flats RV Park in Fort Huachuca last weekend. Quiet and relaxing stay. We didn't take laptop, so no movies, no internet, just us. We got Popeye's fried chicken for late afternoon/early eve dinner. Afternoon was very windy, but wind eventually settled down and sun was shining, so we had some nice outdoor time at the campsite AND some scenic drives and walking before we left on Saturday.

Fort Huachuca Cemetery

Scenic Vista, camp trailhead.

Garden Canyon.