Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back home

We had so much fun in Flagstaff! When we made our reservations, the inn keeper said there was snow on the ground. Good. We were really looking forward to that; it's been in the 70s for the months of November and December. ugh. So you can imagine our surprise when we rolled into town and for the last hour of our drive it was SNOWING!! Actually falling from the sky! It snowed the whole next day. Beautiful is all I have to say. Never in my life have I been in actual snowfall. I FELL IN LOVE. The way you can see all the directions the snow falls, feeling quiet, the sound it makes if you listen hard enough. The peacefulness it brings to your surroundings. It was like being in a picture or something....words can't describe it. I must sound 'simple' to be so giddy, but it can't be helped. I need snow!!

The dogs were all still there and our son spent most of his waking hours with them. They're in pens, but this year he got to go inside and 'meet' them one-on-one. He was so excited. The dogs were the only animals we saw this time around. Last year we saw an elk in the center of the road, deer and squirrels. Probably too cold this year for them to just be galavanting around.

We had the most delicious Italian food at Pesto Brothers in downtown. Great pasta and divine pizza. We watched the pinecone drop. Not quite as fun as Times Square (we spent two New Year's in a row there), but fun in it's small town-ness. It was freezing, though. The snow had stopped that day, but boy the temperature didn't go up (not that we minded). As fun as it was, it was nice to get back to the inn and get cozy in our room!

All in all it was a great way to start the new year. Now if I could just motivate myself to get to the gym on a regular basis.....

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