Monday, May 25, 2009

School. Awards, Trip And Summer Time

Warning there is a lot of pictures and a long post!!
Last Thursday the little girls school had an Awards Assembly. Faith had 100% perfect attendance for the full year. She is the first out of the 5 children to do this. Faith and Gabby made the Honor Roll for the full year also. We are very proud of them.
On Friday Alan and I went on a trip to the White Mountains were we lived almost 2 years ago. As we drove into town my heart just ached to be back up there. It was a wonderful 58 degrees and rainy. We stayed in a little place called the Double B Lodge. We had a great cabin with a kitchenette. I took a few pictures of the inside
This is the living room, dining area and kitchenette
The front of the bathroom.
The bedroom. Love this quilt!
We left Saturday morning and had to take out a fence that we had put in at the cabin we lived at then headed out of town. We headed on our way to make a full circle of coming home. We drove to a small little town called Nutrioso. The town is so small I couldn't even find out how many people lived there. I sure could have though. Then we headed to a sweet little town called Alpine. It was so pretty and green there. The elevation is 8,012 ft. another place where I could live. We ate lunch at a little cafe called Bear Willow Cafe.
They have pies made fresh daily. Oh my goodness I had strawberry rhubarb pie that was phenomenal!
After lunch we headed down the road to Hanagans Meadow. I am not sure if is a town or what but they had a lodge and a little shop and that was it. This is the meadow Across from it is the lodge.
We drove and drove and drove. This was before we got out of the pine covered areas.
We drove on what seemed forever switch back roads. I normally do not get car sick but these went on for I would guess about 44 miles and they were crazy. Looking over the edge of the road. The road was very narrow and no guard rail at all. Eeek! I was a little nervous.
We drove a lot futher and came to this This is in the town of Morenci. It has a popultion of 1,705. It is the largest copper mining operation in North America and one of the largest copper minds in the world. This picture isn't that impressive but this one
and this to me looks like a giant swimming pool This mine went on and on. I was in awe at the digging that has been going on since 1872. It reminded me a lot of the Grand Canyon. I don't have the desire to come through here again but this was fantastic to see.
These are the trucks they drive around on the roads down in the minds I didn't take the second picture it was from the web site here They are HUGE! And the back part I am not sure of the proper name but these you could put a huge swimming poll in them. WOW!! I was stunned.
As we were heading out there was a sign that said Watch for big horn sheep and guess what was across from the sign? You guessed it. Hubby took the picture for me. There is a ram in the center of the group with a collar on. They were cool!
Many hours later we returned home. I love trips but it is always good to get back home to the kiddos.
It is now summer time. Planning on doing some camping trips and fun things with the family. Hope you are all doing well and having a good holiday. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sounds like a great time!

We have a huge copper mine near our home, and I have never been! I have lived here for about 20 years.

tammy said...

Makes me want to take a road trip.

Jaclyn said...

How fun! David rides out to Morenci from time to time.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Whoa! What amazing landscapes and what a trip -- going from deep piney forest to copper mining country. (Those narrow mountain roads would have scared the dickens out of me).

Lovely cabin... and CONGRATULATIONS to the kids! Excellent accomplishments; you should be very very proud!

Cass

Vivienne said...

Wow! Big trucks, big sheep, big hole in the ground. :) Your cabin was darling and the pie sounds delish. What a great weekend!