While pie was the apparent first course for the entire visit with my houseguests,
we did engage in other activities...
...many of them involving bugs. Honestly, I don't understand the obsession...
...but some folks just can't help themselves when they see an unusual bug.
They have to get down to ground level to inspect and take photographs.
We visited the VLA (Very Large Array) on our way home from Pie Town.
It is a collection of enormous dishes that capture radio waves to monitor astronomical activity.
You may remember it from the movie "Contact," written by Carl Sagan and starring Jodie Foster.
Jodie's character was looking for extraterrestrial life...
Danni was looking for bugs.
The woman is obsessed. She commandeered my camera several times
and what did I find on the memory card? Bugs!
Lucy: I don't like bugs. She'd better not have any in her pockets.
Our cooking adventures extended beyond pie. Here is Danni slicing black olives for the salad
using a hard-boiled egg slicer, a favorite trick of mine invented out of laziness and a love for black olives.
Go forth and try it. It really works!
Quesadillas were on the menu, and somebody got it in her head that
it would be fun to try to make them from scratch.
Yet again, somebody needs to have her head examined.
Luckily, the bizarre shape of the tortillas did not affect their taste.
A dinner made and shared with friends is always special, and our last supper was no exception.
The only problem was we didn't save room for pie.