SaddleBrooke Singles attend cowboy cookout

Hazel Staloff

On Oct. 16, 24 members of the SaddleBrooke Singles Club attended a cowboy cookout at Tanque Verde Ranch, one of the oldest dude ranches in the West. Bordering the Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, the location epitomizes Arizona’s desert beauty.

Attendees worked up a hearty appetite walking the ranch’s trails and then settled in for an “all you can eat” buffet, feasting on ribs, steaks, and burgers, chicken, corn, salmon, homemade cornbread, fresh fruit, and a lavish dessert table featuring both cherry and peach cobbler, among other indulgences. A ring of bonfires as well as the live entertainment offered by an authentic and accomplished cowboy singer added to the ambience.

The appeal of the wild west experience found at Tanque Verde Ranch is quite extensive. We shared the evening with groups of tourists from other countries, among them a trio of young German women in full cowgirl regalia and a German couple who were introduced to the delicacy known as smores by one of our members. Viewing a spectacular moonrise over the Catalinas on the bus trip back to SaddleBrooke capped off an enchanting evening.

The SaddleBrooke Singles Group meets for happy hour every Friday at 4 p.m. in the Agave Lounge at SaddleBrooke One and also at the Preserve patio during the warmer months. We are looking forward to our rollicking Christmas party to be held on Dec. 5. For more information about the SaddleBrooke Singles Club, contact David Dodd at [email protected]