While taking a short trip to northern New Mexico we couldn’t help but stop at a little place called the “Lone Pine Trading Post” in Tres Piedras. In fact, aside from the closed Pink School House, the Lone Pine was the only place to stop. We were glad we did. Aside from a great home made lunch out of the small building erected there, more on the lunch later, we had good conversation with three guys who just completed a morning of concrete.
They poured 40 yards by hand and were ready to hit the local gathering place for a guacamole burger and some fresh lays. Debbie and Gil were happy to accommodate. The minute we exited our truck and wandered through the make shift flee market we felt right at home. Debbie was in her apron ready to whip up a quick lunch and the guys simply had to let her know they were there and she seemed to know exactly what they might order.
As we sat under the high desert sun, conversation was easily struck. Of course, Karen tried to sell them a concrete screed, to make their next job a little easier. But it was discovered this was a do it yourself job. We did pass off a few business cards to give to friends who were in the concrete business.
At any rate, if any out there are passing through New Mexico, be sure and stop at The Lone Pine. Great food, friendly conversation and we even discovered that the little cowboy who made it to Hollywood on American Idol, Garrett from Wyoming, sometimes works there!