November 8, 2011After my posting yesterday, we had a freak hail storm that dropped a couple inches of white stuff all over the desert. Went to lunch with Ken A. and when we got down to Carefree Highway two women at the stop light asked us to roll down our window. "Where are you coming from?" they asked, incredulous that Ken's truck was covered with ice. We told them Cave Creek and they couldn't believe it, since it was completely dry at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway (literally three miles from the storm).
Cool and wet out this morning, but crisp and clear. Kind of nice after nine months of summer.
Last weekend, a friend of the magazine, Gene "Rock" Holliday manned our True West booth down at the annual Empire Ranch festival. The legendary Empire Ranch is south of Sonoita, Arizona, and if I'm not mistaken, many Westerns were filmed there, like "Oklahoma" and "McClintock".
Gene came in yesterday to drop off the subscription money he collected and to tell me how much he enjoys being a True West Ambassador. In case you didn't know, Gene cuts a fine figure as a gunfighter:
Whipped out this little study before I came into work this morning:
Working on a redesign, plus several other projects.
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling."
—Margaret Lee Runbeck