Pie Time in Granby, CO
First we had to get to Granby.
With Denver traffic, it took 2 hours to reach the town that sits right on US Highway 80. We sailed right past the Trail Riders Motel, which was in fact our destination. We had to reach Showboat's before it closed at 5:30.
Down the Alley
The little white building with red trim, was just .1 miles from our motel, so we could have walked.
But who wants to walk up, to a drive in window to buy pie? That's like sitting in a lawn chair at a drive-in movie. Cheating. Plus, we were racing the clock and we ended up driving around the block before we realizing we needed to drive down the alley.
The Green Window
We hoped they hadn't closed early, since we saw no other cars. We pulled in and drove past the red window and the sign that listed pie choices and an old fashioned bell.
We stopped beside the green order window, but we didn't get to clang the bell. Sherry was at the ready, in the window.
Sherry greeted us with a "Happy Summer!" We glanced at the pie menu and decided we probably didn't need a whole pie, for 28 to 45 dollars. Luckily we didn't want cream pie. "All Cream Pies - $500" I guess Sherry doesn't make cream pies.
Sherry chatted up a storm as she readied our 2 slices for $10.00. She asked if we'd be needing any raisin bread. She offered some dining suggestions for Granby. She told us about her catering work and how she works for some very famous people.
Evening Pie in the Motel
I have no photos of Sherry, the Famous Pie Maker of Granby.
But I do have photos of her slices of Killer Apple and Wild Maine Blueberry, before we ate them in our room. They were good, but they would have been better if we'd warmed them in an oven and served them on vintage china. Or maybe if we'd eaten them on a pie picnic! A drive-by pie experience needs to be completed in a festive way! I'll think that through, before our next visit.
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.