Sunday, July 21, 2013

A good Joe make a great cup of Joe

I met "Gary" a few months ago while camping at Lake Mead (Las Vegas, Nevada area). A very good "Joe”. Gary is a full time RV'r.  He migrates with the season,s much like lots of the wildlife of the area do.  During the cool winter months he can be found in the warmth of the desert.  As the spring and summer months progress he moves to higher elevations to seek out cooler temperatures.  The goal is to find lower priced campgrounds, which in most cases do not offer power hook-ups.  So comfortable temperatures must be found since running an air conditioner is out of the question.

We loosely keep in touch through Facebook.  I know he enjoys a finer cup of "Joe". So much so he spends part of his time seeking out local mom and pop coffee roasters.  He likes to talk about his methods of preparing his favorite brew.  

On my recent return trip from Yellowstone NP, I. made a point of finding out where Gary had set up for the summer months.  I found him at Red Canyon Campground, near Bryce Canyon, Utah.  It seemed like a necessary detour on my way home.  I decided to stay a couple of days and visit with Gary, and also check out one of my favorite areas.  Bryce Canyon.  Daytime and nighttime temperatures couldn't be better for dry camping.  No power needed to run air conditioners.

In the morning I knocked on Gary,s door and asked is the Bistro was on duty.  He made me a Latte.  It  surely wasn't your average "camp” coffee.  He is more than happy to share his methods.  He has even gotten to the point of buying green beans.  Roasting them his self in a hot air popcorn popper.  Hot pressed coffee, complete with foam created with a battery operated frothier.....all while camping. 

This good "Joe" makes a cup of ”Joe" that is hard to beat at any expensive coffee shop.  Oh and the view from his bistro...well....that can't be beat either.

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