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 Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!!

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rouxdog

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Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 11:00 AM (permalink)
The "Tuba Cafe" is definitely no more. The site where it once stood has been cleared completely, down to dirt smooth as a puppy's belly. I was told that a strip mall will be built there soon. Thanks to each of you who offered suggestions for our trip and Al to you for sending the travel book on "The Four Corners Area". We had a terrific trip exceeding our expectations.
Ole Rouxdog
 
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    Hillbilly

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    RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 11:05 AM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rouxdog

    The "Tuba Cafe" is definitely no more. The site where it once stood has been cleared completely, down to dirt smooth as a puppy's belly. I was told that a strip mall will be built there soon. Thanks to each of you who offered suggestions for our trip and Al to you for sending the travel book on "The Four Corners Area". We had a terrific trip exceeding our expectations.
    Ole Rouxdog

    I have very fond memories of the "Navajo Taco" they served at the Tuba City Truck Stop. I think that they have been closed for 5 years or more.
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 11:59 AM (permalink)

      Glad to hear you had a good trip ! We tried to find a replacement for the Tuba City stop...but came up short.
       
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        desertdog

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        RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 12:50 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by rouxdog

        The "Tuba Cafe" is definitely no more. The site where it once stood has been cleared completely, down to dirt smooth as a puppy's belly. I was told that a strip mall will be built there soon. Thanks to each of you who offered suggestions for our trip and Al to you for sending the travel book on "The Four Corners Area". We had a terrific trip exceeding our expectations.
        Ole Rouxdog



        Waiting for a full report, my fellow Dog......



         
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          rouxdog

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          RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 2:00 PM (permalink)
          Fellow dog,

          I expected someone to ask for a full report. Dreaded doing the report for fear you would't understand and theres a good chance you won't! But I owe you my friends, here goes. Remember my wife didn't have any interest participating in this adventure to Navajo and Hopi land. Thats OK, so my old traveling buddy and I put the trip together. We're a couple independent folks, proudly self sustaining, think we can cook, and thats where our plans took a turn....... In 5 days of moving about quickly, we only had ONE meal in a restaurant. That was in Tuba City at the Hogan Restaurant (don't order the biscuits and sausage gravy) adjoining the Quality Inn where we spent the night.The "hot breakfast" was complimentary. We also enjoyed Navajo Tacos at the 4 Corners monument one noon. The other noon meals were from the tailgate,sitting comfortably in the lawn chairs I brought along. We enjoyed wine, cheeses, sausages, ham and cheese sandwiches,sardines and crackers, fruit etc. The balance of meals we prepared from provisions packed in my pickup! We enjoyed cigars each afternoon along with a little Scotch off the tailgate. Then we prepared meals off our grill, steak, shrimp,or chicken, all from our big ice chest. We had fresh salads as well as fresh vegetables. We also prepared dinner inside the motel room. It's truly amazing what you are able to prepare in an electric skillet! Buzz and I are contemplating writing a book, "preparing gourmet meals in your motel room".
          Well, there's my report, sure hope I don't get booted from Roadfood.
          Ole Rouxdog
           
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            Foodbme

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            RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 3:58 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


            Glad to hear you had a good trip ! We tried to find a replacement for the Tuba City stop...but came up short.

            AL the Mayor
            I Live in Gilbert AZ and I'm interested in taking a trip to the 4 Corners area. Could you send me that info as well or tell me where I can get it?
            THANX!
             
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              rouxdog

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              RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 4:11 PM (permalink)
              Foodbme........ It is my privalege to forward the book Al sent me. I was hoping someone else would ask as you did. Thanks Al, you not only helped me but also allowed me the opportunity to help Foodbme! Foodbme, either post your mailing address here or email it to me. The book will be on it's way to you!
               
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                rouxdog

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                RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 4:34 PM (permalink)
                Foodbme, please send your mailing address to me by email. I daily check the box, not always Roadfood.
                The informative book will be in the mail to you within 24 hours following your message.
                 
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                  desertdog

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                  RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 5:36 PM (permalink)

                  Sounds like you had an exraordinary bit of Roadfood! It's the experience that is most important. I thought I would eat at more restaurants during my trip to Arkansas, but was not disapointed because I did not.

                  I had a great time, saw some friends and experienced another part of this great country, just as you did. That was the key to a great trip. Sharing the experience with others is fun, and a bonus in my book.

                  Look for me this summer, Rouxdog, I will be heading up your way for a long weekend, probably late June.


                  DD
                   
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                    rouxdog

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                    RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 5:54 PM (permalink)
                    Desertdog, the welcome mat will be awaiting your arrival! Tell me more about your plan.
                    Ole Rouxdog
                     
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                      desertdog

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                      RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 6:04 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by rouxdog

                      Desertdog, the welcome mat will be awaiting your arrival! Tell me more about your plan.
                      Ole Rouxdog


                      A thought just occured to me, when is the Hatch chili festival?



                       
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                        rouxdog

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                        RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 6:14 PM (permalink)
                        Good thought, I'll look for the facts. Probably in August, just a guess. I'll get back to you.
                         
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                          rouxdog

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                          RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 6:39 PM (permalink)
                          D'dog the Hatch Chile Fest is scheduled for September 1st.(Sat) and Sun. Sept. 2nd. Lets talk! I'm up for a rendevous!
                           
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                            desertdog

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                            RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 8:22 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by rouxdog

                            D'dog the Hatch Chile Fest is scheduled for September 1st.(Sat) and Sun. Sept. 2nd. Lets talk! I'm up for a rendevous!



                            I'm going to come over in June for some recon. Check the Food Related Forum, we'll invite all for the Fest.

                            DD


                             
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                              rouxdog

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                              RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 8:50 PM (permalink)
                              D'dog, we're reading off the same page. Google the Hatch Chile Fest then you'll know as much as I know.
                              Great idea to invite our Roadfood friends. If you wish, I'm up for some recon work in June. Thats important so we may plan a succesful assault on the CHILE FEST!
                              The other dog!
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 9:00 PM (permalink)
                                Rouxdog,
                                Thats the real Roadfood Spirit!! Passing along the information is a very nice thing for you to do. Thanks. We hope to use I-10 for our next run to SoCal...in which case a side-ride would be in order when we hit Demming!
                                 
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                                  rouxdog

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                                  RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/13/07 9:38 PM (permalink)
                                  Hey Mayor, you set the the roadfood spirit pace! Thanks. If convenient, I'd be pleased to meet up with you around Las Cruces.
                                  Rouxdog
                                  (Dean)
                                   
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                                    rouxdog

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                                    RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Tue, 05/15/07 6:10 PM (permalink)
                                    Foodbme, the 4 Corners book is in the mail! I also threw in a bonus or two.
                                    Ole Rouxdog
                                    (thanks Al)
                                     
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                                      Foodbme

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                                      RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Wed, 05/16/07 12:20 AM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by rouxdog

                                      Foodbme, the 4 Corners book is in the mail! I also threw in a bonus or two.
                                      Ole Rouxdog
                                      (thanks Al)

                                      THANX! A MILLION! I don't care what Al the Mayor says, You're the GREATEST!
                                       
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                                        Foodbme

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                                        RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/20/07 9:24 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by rouxdog

                                        Foodbme, the 4 Corners book is in the mail! I also threw in a bonus or two.
                                        Ole Rouxdog
                                        (thanks Al)

                                        THANX! Rouxdog!
                                        I got it and was reading it on the trip from PHX to Nashville. Great info. I'll be reading it on the return flight also. Went to the Henpeck Market outside Franklin Tn while I was here. Neat Place!
                                        Thanx Again & I'll send itbbackb to you after I'm done reading it. Do you want the other stuff too?
                                        Foodbme
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Sun, 05/20/07 9:46 PM (permalink)

                                          I told you it would help!! I really am glad to see it making the rounds. I have a couple of Guides to the Utah National Parks on sale now on ebay. I think the price of gas is affecting a lot of potential travelers decisions about long-trip vacations this year.
                                           
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                                            rouxdog

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                                            RE: Rouxdog's 4 Corners Tour Spring 2007-Roughing it!! Mon, 05/21/07 7:13 AM (permalink)
                                            Foodbme, pleased you're finding the info helpful. We sure did. I'd prefer you find someone else to pass it along to rather than returning to me.
                                            Al I think you are right, folks seem to be planning shorter distance roadtrips.
                                             
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