Monday, December 22, 2008

Corner, Crater, Cousins

We did a lot today, but still left some things undone. Before we left Holbrook, we drove by the Wigwam Motel. We didn't stay there, because you have to make reservations 2 weeks in advance. I don't think one of the TeePee rooms would have held all 5 of us anyway.

We made it to Winslow, Arizona, to take our pictures standing on the corner with a flat bed Ford.

We made it to the meteor crater, too. We had intended to take the rim tour, but it was canceled due to adverse weather conditions. You can't really tell from this picture how fiercely the wind was blowing.

But this was the weather we were heading into:

Our initial plan was to head from Flagstaff to Phoenix by way of Sedona, but that is a longer, steeper, more winding way down to Phoenix and we weren't sure the roads would be passable. Even if it wasn't snowing at the lower altitude, it would have been raining, though, so we decided to stick to I-17 and head straight to Phoenix.

Some relationships just seem to pick right up where they left off, and that's the way it is with our girls and their cousins. I took this picture right before I came to my room to write this post. The 5 of them are sitting on the floor in the next room, laughing and playing together. They are all about 2 years apart, from 20 down to 11 1/2. They love being together and that's the main reason we're here.


  1. I love the flatbed truck reference!

    Sounds like y'all are having a good time. I'm so glad!

  2. So, you must be the official photographer for the trip. I know this because you are not in any of the pics. All our family pics are missing me - because I am the official photographer!!! Looks like a great time! I'm envious of the flat-bed truck!!

  3. Since we have 4 cameras in the car, we're all taking pictures. I might be in some taken by the girls, but I'm just posting the ones I take.

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