Trip to Show Low
We decided more or less on the spur of the moment to go see
We took off on a Sunday, Feb 13. After a long drive we arrived at
and stayed at the Tropicana. They gave us a
free room for all the money
we dropped the last time we were there. We had been on a diet for over
a month and this was a break. We hit the buffet and nearly cleared it
out (kidding). We played craps and had free drinks for quite a while.
This is a view from our room.
The next day we had a nice drive across northern Arizona, with a stop
in Winslow AZ. We
did not see the famous "flat bed truck". The on
to Holbrook and down to Show Low.
It was Valentines day. Marshall had made a reservation at the Branding
Iron for dinner. We went back to Marshall's
and Deb opened one of her
Valentines day gifts.
The next day, Tuesday, we decided to drive out to Nutrioso AZ to visit
the boys - Nick and Josh. It was quite a
drive through some interesting
Arizona scenery. They live on a small ranch named "Testosterone Acres"
(kidding). They live in a nifty house built
from a kit. They have at least four dogs, a
mule and several horses.
a quanset style
shed and addition. Andy wasn't there, he'd gone into town. Andy has
quite a collection of elk antlers. Here's
We drove back. Later dinner at the Chuckwagon. Marshall prefers to eat
Wednesday. Here is a picture of us having breakfast
at the golf course. They have a magnificent elk
head in the entry way. I think we mostly hung out during the day. We
had dinner at Lacardo's Mexican restaurant. Later that night we watched
"10". I forgot what a good movie that is.
left to drive home. We had planned on
staying in Laughlin but got there about 2pm, way too early. We stopped
at the Tropicana and cashed in some left over chips, got gas and drove
on and stayed in Barstow. Had dinner in a third generation Mexican
place. There was a big storm brewing so we wanted to get as close to
home as possible.
Friday we made good time getting home. We did hit some fierce winds and
whiteout conditions. Driving through the
Tehachapi pass is amazing with all the windmills.
always an amazing drive.
Unfortunately we missed seeing Jana. She was gone on business. (Hi Jana)
On the way over we listened to an audio book - "No 1 Ladies Detective
Agency". A really cute story of a fat African lady who starts a
detective agency in Botswana. On the way back we got about half way
through a complex "Bourne" book.