Showing posts from January, 2018

The Lodge and the Sasquatch Burger

When you walk up to the restaurant, you feel like you are in the woods. It has a log cabin look with wooden Sasquatch statues throughout the outside of the building. Inside there are more Sasquatches decorating the place, wood shake walls, and cabin decorations. We sat out in the patio which had a long bar and an awesome wood wall. The had TV's for sports watching and a place for entertainment. Sharon and I ordered a Sasquatch burger and shared it. This massive burger has two grill cheese sandwiches as the bun, condiments, and a big burger in the middle. It is huge! We also had sweet potatoes fries with ranch to finish off our order. Not only is it the biggest burger we have every seen, but it is tasty too. Next time you are in Tempe AZ, give this place a try. Website: Facebook: My face says it all.

Arizona Railway Museum

This hidden gem is tucked inside the community of Chandler, AZ. You will see an array of historic/vintage trains of all types and sizes. You can see the insides of three trains and see how people traveled from yesteryears. Inside the first car with the gentleman sitting on the sofa is where the movie Terror Train was filmed. In the movie you will see a jukebox at the end where the movie poster now sits. Website:

Tumbleweed Park Ranch

Chandler, Arizona

REO Speed Wagon

The vehicle, not the band. In 1915, creator Ransom Eli Olds presented his latest addition of the REO Motor Car Company to the world, the REO Speed Wagon. This buoyant motor truck was the forbearer of the pickup truck. Ransom’s business was one of the leading producers of commercial automobiles previous to World War II. There was an array of different Speed Wagons to serve an assortment of needs. They manufactured pickups, panel trucks and passenger buses to help with essentials such as deliveries, towing, dumping, fire trucks, hearses and ambulances. Some Speed Wagons were altered for varies necessities. They offered the “Gold Crown” series of engines for more power and other models to step up sales. By 1936, REO was only producing trucks and in 1953 production stopped all together. The rock and roll band, REO Speedwagon, appropriated their name from this automobile.