Hubby and I took a 4 night trip to Arizona's high country~The Mogollon Rim this week. We stayed in Overgaard. We just got home yesterday, after a 6 hour drive home. We left last Sunday. We rented a cabin through Air B&B, which was wonderful except the master bedroom was upstairs and neither one of us could competently navigate the stairs! So, we slept in the "kids" bedroom downstairs. We took Ripley (our black lab, age 10) with us and she absolutely LOVED the cooler mornings and all the smells! In fact, one morning I looked out one of the windows and a coyote crossed the road right in front of the cabin! Our first night there I heard an owl hooting! And, THE STARS! OH, my!~ I saw Scorpio and saw a meteor pass right in front of it!
We didn't do much, especially after Sunday's LONG and EXHAUSTING drive. I did manage to make it to 2 antique shops in town. I didn't buy anything at the first one, but I DID buy some old postcards and 40 quilting squares at the second one. Then, Wednesday we drove into Show Low to buy our final groceries and I hit 2 thrift stores there in town and found 3 packages of fabric for $2.00 each AND some other goodies for my journals. I also hit the library in Heber and came back with 4 Reader's Digest books with the beautiful covers. I love making journals with those!
I will check on the herd either Sunday or next week. It was delightful having daytime temps of 80 degrees and night lows in the low 50's. Our daughter said our mornings here in the desert have been in the high 70's and this morning I have ALL the doors and windows open to air out the house!
Cheryl Ann ~~
Ponderosa pine forest up there. They've had so much rain that there is standing water in the meadows and everything is very green! Quite different from a couple of summers ago when they were in the middle of a drought. The burned areas are also recovering nicely.