Magic Pie Memories Upon Our Return to Pietown

The universe works in mysterious ways, or perhaps I should say this particular corner of the multiverse.

Pieoneer Pies

Pie-O-Neer Pies

Interesting how I mentioned that “center of the universe” bit in last Friday’s post with photos from Luckenbach, which I wrote upon arrival at a favorite boondocking spot across from our favorite little pie shop –  Pieoneer Pies, nowhere other than Pietown of course!

Pie Zone

Pie Zone

Interesting why? It’s not just the pie…

Pie Bar

Pie Bar at the end of the day.

When I walked in to cash in some pie credit, I noticed a stack of guestbooks, just a half dozen or so from the numerous crates full of spiral bound notebooks the Pie Lady of Pie Town has collected over the past 25 years and stacked all around the office.

Pie-o-neer Guest Book

Pie-o-neer Guest Book – April, 2008

Immediately I asked to see the book from April, 2008. It took a while, but we found it. Opening to a certain page, my jaw dropped – and not from all the pie we were enjoying. You see, it was exactly eleven years ago to the day when we first showed up on those rickety wooden steps with our three legged dog…shortly after closing hours, when the kind Pie Lady let us in, served us pie, and welcomed us into her heart – and her own little corner of the universe.

Pie-o-neer Players

Pie-o-neer Players, Pietown NM

See what we wrote there, way back then?

pieoneer memories

Eleven Years to the day of our return.

And how I wrote those same words upon our arrival eleven years later! Woah…

very large array

VLA searching for pie in the sky.

As I told my favorite Pie People during this recent visit, I’ll say it again. Pie Town is one of the few places I feel at home, and there’s no place like home. We shall return, again.

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4 Responses to “Magic Pie Memories Upon Our Return to Pietown”

  1. I missed you by a couple of days! After 24 years of knowing about Pie-O-Neer Pies, I finally got there last Friday and wrote about it, as well! Sounds like you had the same great experience as I did, but more than once! https://www.phototrippingamerica.com/a-slice-of-heaven/

    • Ohhh wow! I saw Kathy’s FB post about you and forgot to click the link, thank you so much for stopping by. It would be really fun to meet up at some point, do keep in touch. And yeah, Pie Town and The Pie-O-Neer is magical for sure.

  2. OK you convinced me we must take this side trip!

    • Well worth it! Make it the first Saturday in April or October, and you can catch the open Very Large Array open house, and public access to the closed Trinity site. Just head to Pietown first for the best pick of pie!

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