When Elvis was filming Charro, his last movie, at the famed Apacheland Movie Studio, he would have lunch at Skies. He had a table in the corner that he reserved, and would invite locals to dine with him.
Last year, Merle Haggard’s son Scott played there. After the gig he hung around at the bar and chatted with us locals.
The panting is oil on canvas, and features Liz’s late nephew Mike (in the foreground, his back to us) on the last time he spent the evening with us there.
Skies has had its ups and downs, but somehow survives, like the desert plants weathering drought and all too few rainy days.