SNOW DAY!!! (Part 1)
Sometimes my heart just aches to experience the changing of the seasons. After growing up on Ohio, with the full range of sights, sounds, and smells of the season, I just miss it so much that I need to get somewhere out of town. I especially feel the tug in the Fall and Winter. We get our own share of Summer and enough of a feel of Spring that I don't miss that too much.
The last few weeks there have been so many reminders of snowy winter, especially last week with all the snow that they got in northern Arizona. I started thinking about a road trip to Flagstaff probably on Thursday, but the storm continued thru Saturday which made it dangerous to drive up there before last Sunday. So that morning we got up and decided to hit the road.
It was a perfect day! The roads were totally clear, the traffic was light and the sun was shining as we headed up the mountain toward Flagstaff. This was our first glimpse of the snow in the distance.
We drove thru Starbucks in Cottonwood on the way up and Terry picked up an apple fritter with his coffee. He didn't want me to take a picture of him eating it (he's supposed to be watching his carbs, you know. But I think this is incriminating enough.
Look at this gorgeous shot of the mountains coming up from the south of Flagstaff.
It had been so long since we'd been in the snow that we forgot to bring extra pairs of pants. Fortunately, we didn't get too wet and we did have dry socks, so we were o.k.
And look how amazing the trees were!
We watched showers of snow coming down from the branches very regularly. Fortunately we weren't beneath any of them.
It brought back some great memories of our snowy adventures with the kids in years past.
After playing in the snow there for a bit, we started driving toward town then decided to head toward Lake Mary to see if we could get there. Our prospects didn't look good, but we stopped at the visitor center and had a chance to take a few more pics, of course...
It's taking me forever to get this post up, and I need to leave again soon, so I'm going to do it in two parts.
Stay tuned for part two of our snow day! It was a blast!