A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day Tripping with Rainy Day, Part 2

How much is that pony in the window???
After tromping around Fort Simcoe for a while, going through what buildings were open, and getting greasy eyemarks on the windows of those that were closed, Rainy Day and her friend turned and headed back toward home.

Eye looking for nonexistent treat
While still on the Yakama Indian Reservation, we stopped at a home with a corral and a horse and some ponies. They were very friendly, and came too close to the fence for really good shots. Of course, they weren't interested in posing so we White Eyes could take their pictures, they were more interested in whatever treats we might have. Alas, we had no treats, so they eventually turned and walked away. We did not take photos of the horse's hind end;-)

On the way home, Rainy Day suggested a stop off in Grandview, Washington for lunch. She knows of a really great place for Mexican food. Since her friend also likes Mexican food, we stopped at a little place just off the freeway, Garcia's.

One of the truly nice things is, they give students $1.00 tacos during the lunch hour! Alas, neither Jim nor Rainy Day qualified as students, and we weren't there during the traditional lunch hour, but we both had the Gordita. I had beef, he had chicken. Any business that treats students well, and encourages them to go to and stay in school, is worthy of Rainy Day's business. Especially if they serve good food!

For the best Mexican food in the neighborhood
Rainy Day is not sure how to describe a Gordita, other than Good, or as Alton Brown might say, "Good Eats!" Wikipedia describes it as "a corn cake made with masa harina and stuffed with cheese, meat or other fillings." Like a really thick tortilla. At Garcia's, they slice it like a bun and make it into a thin and crunchy sandwich. You can also stuff them like pita sandwiches. For a recipe to make your own, check out All Recipes .
From the courtyard
Back to Garcia's for a bit. Their menu is pretty impressive, and Rainy Day received permission to take these photos, by the way. Out a side door is a nice courtyard with tables, a fountain, some palm trees made of metal, and a saguaro cactus made of barbed wire, with lots of Mexican artifacts hanging on the walls. Inside are some small, bistro sized tables and chairs, and one booth. The inside is very small. They also have drive up service.

Should you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Grandview, it is listed as Garcia's Drive Thru, 1027 W. Wine Country Road, Grandview WA 98930, 509.882.0239. Stop and have a truly delicious meal and a delightful experience.

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