Sunday, May 20, 2007 

To Show Low I Go

Well our time in the Las Vegas Valley is coming to an end. The company I'm working for made me an offer I couldn't refuse as long as I move to Show Low Arizona.

Established in 1870, incorporated in 1953, and located at an elevation of 6,412 feet, Show Low sits in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the United States. It is 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and 195 miles north of Tucson. Show Low offers panoramic views, good fishing in mountain lakes and streams, and miles of wilderness for hiking, camping, cycling, horseback riding and downhill and cross-country skiing. It also features unique shops and fine, as well as casual, dining at many restaurants. The City also provides a broad range of Recreational Facilities.

Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is."
This opportunity is nothing short of an answer to prayer. My wife and I have continued to debate and arrange a way to move out of the city to a smaller town so that our kids can grow up as kids when all of a sudden this opportunity presented itself.

We found a place on the mountain side among the dense ponderosa pines although I'm currently holed up in a Day's Inn. My family will join me at the end of this month and we'll move into our new home. Everyone is really excited, including me. While we've lived in large cities for the entirety of our marraige, my wife and I have always wanted to move to a small town where we can raise our kids. Our wish has come true and perhaps the best part is that my wife will no longer have to work out of the home any longer.

Well, I'll be back sometime soon with more pictures of our new town.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 

Moving... Details to come

But for now... due to lack of time and wireless connections, just some pictures...

Heading out from the Vegas Valley to a new location, initally without the family...

Last view of the eastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley...

Ahhh, Lake Mead, a close friend of mine for the last several years. You will be missed! Many good memories were made.

Hoover Dam Security...

American ingenuity at it's finest...

A long desolate road lies ahead...

The provisions: laptop, bag with the essentials, and the left-over pizza wrapped in aluminum foil: essential road trip food...

The other side of Hoover Dam produces the beautiful lil oasis of Willow Beach nestled between the thirsty rocks of northern Arizona.

Yeah, I'm a member of the SAVAGE NATION... if you don't know what that is... check out the sidebar.

The long boring road to Flagstaff begins.

Mountain climbing combined with cabin fever.

Cruising the sweet mountains of northern Arizona, heading into Flagstaff.


After Flagstaff there's not much to see but everlasting desert landscape...

Joseph City, AZ is home to an immense power plant in the middle of nowhere.

At this point my digital camera batteries are dead but there was little to see from the ride from Flagstaff to Show Low Arizona, which was my final destination. There was the slow decent into Holbrook and the long slow climb up the plateau into Show Low-

Land of the ponderosa pines.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 

I can't post, Blogger is buggin...

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