21 February 2006
Pinetop Weekend Getaway!
Despite all the hoop-la with our illnesses, this past weekend we were able to finally get away and visit some ole' friends who also moved from the Lone Star State to Arizona. However, they moved to the mountains in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. Just a few miles from Show Low. Anyhoo, we had a fabulous trip with wonderful weather. I never thought I would say this...but it was actually nice to get a break from the sunshine! The weather was in the low 50's in the daytime and it got down to the low 20's at night. We had a wood-burning fire going all weekend long. Our friends Kelly and Kari have a beautiful house in the mountains that back up to a forest with Ponderosa Pine Trees everywhere. Victoria had SO much fun playing with Hope and Blake that she screamed when it was time to leave. We also drove up to the top of White mountain to Greer Lodge and Resort and had lunch along the Little Colorado River. We actually saw REAL snow, ice, log cabins and folks fly fishing. It was absolutely beautiful! I can't believe there is such a place in AZ. It was so peaceful. Above is a snapshot of Hope and Victoria in Greer. Also, John will be posting more pics from the trip at www.locastrofamily.com soon.
Thanks Kelly and Kari - we had an awesome time and can't wait to come back!