Tortilla Flat

Yesterday, my husband, Bill, aka Bro, and I celebrated 24 years of marriage. Wow, time really does fly fast when you are having fun everyday with your very BEST friend. I dedicate this post to Bill, the absolute love of my life. The man who still calls me his girly girl, knows my stories, gets my jokes, warms my feet, takes my side, ignores my quirks, smooths my worries, makes all my days better, and makes me a better me. I so love you Bill.

To celebrate our special day, we pilfered the day away at Tortilla Flat, and surrounding areas.

You might Ask?

The answer to that famous question is Tortilla Flat, AZ is 18 miles NE of Apache Junction on Highway 88 and is the last surviving stagecoach stop on the historic Apache Trail!

Tortilla Flat, AZ boasts a population of 6 and has been serving travelers for over 100 years…even before Arizona was a state! The restaurant “The Superstition Saloon” says it servers the BIGGEST Burgers, HOTTEST chilli and COLDEST drinks in the WEST. I tell everyone they have the best burgers EVER when I talk about Tortilla Flat too. But, the truth of the matter in my opinion is they really are not THE BEST burgers EVER, they just taste that way when you are there because you are having so much fun taking in all the historic history of Tortilla Flat, and getting so caught up in how the Wild, Wild WEST was way back then that you can just imagine you stepped back in time and are really eating the burger, sitting on one of the saddles situated all around the bar, with all the ghosts of the past. When you really get into the old west theme, and are loving the cowboy/cowgirl way of life from times past, that burger really does taste like it is the best you ever ate. But, how bad can a burger with bacon, cheese and green chili strips be right? Do you know how long it had been since I ate a burger with all that on it…? Well, let’s just say it had been way too long, way too long:)

Tortilla Flat, Az is also just 2 miles east of Canyon Lake. When I was growing up, my family had a boat, and we would spend almost every Saturday at Canyon Lake. We would all pile in the boat and go across the lake to have a picnic, swim, fish etc. Often times other people would bring their boats and join us….oh the stories I remember about Canyon Lake, like the time my mother was skiing while my father drove the boat all around the lake. Mom fell once, dad circled around to get her, told her if she was going to ski, ski, and said if you fall again you can swim back… Mom could ski real good but she did fall again and dad left her in the middle of the lake, ski’s and all, to swim back to the shore…funny to some that were there…to me it wasn’t. If that isn’t a dysfunctional family I don’t know what is…But, as I said in a previous post, sometimes it wasn’t all bad…sometimes we did have fun…sometimes. I guess it all depends on your definition of fun!

Yes, I grew up in the Wild, Wild, West, in a WILD and crazy family that shaped who I am today. I really believe life is what you make it, and my life today is ALL good:)

P.S. I hate to admit this, especially since I know my great photographer frissy reads my blog…,but I forgot to take the camera to Tortilla Flat… so the only pictures I can show you are what is on the information I picked up while we were there…but, since we all know I am not a photographer, it must be O.K. that I forgot the camera, again…right?

Stay Tuned!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 23:34:02

    Thanks Girly, we did have a good time at tortilla flats and beyond, I too love you more than you’ll ever know.



    • beyondcinderella
      Sep 08, 2012 @ 00:43:36

      Bill, I so appreciate you reading and responding to my blog…but since we have had a 25 year on going debate about who loves who MORE, and we both try every thing we can to get one “MORE” up on the other…I really must say here and now…I appreciate your response that you love me…but, sorry honey…I caught your little trick…and you don’t love me MORE!!!:)


  2. Gotham Girl
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 00:38:50

    Oh how I love you two!!! Great post and I’d never heard the skiing story…amazing!!! You FORGOT to take your camera??? Shame on you, but love you anyway!! xoxoxo MORE here too!!!


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