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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.

Congratulations!

I'm jealous. I wish someone would make me an offer I couldn't refuse...especially if it seems as awesome as your offer!

I am especially happy for your kids.

Welcome to AZ and congrats!

Dude, that is so awesome! Hope everything turns out great!

Need something to do? Want to do a meme? I thought so! Tell 8 things about yourself and pass it on to 8 others! Have a good day! ;)

Congratulations Peak! Beware the scorpions - they'll bite your head off, man!

Hope this new promotion is good to you and your entire family! It was always a good chance for our son to grow and socialize at a higher level - confident and clever all at once!! ;-) Thanks for sharing the travel pics! (previous post) Route 40 must be everywhere! The pic in this post pooped out?! Be well and travel safe!

Happy Father's Day, Big Daddy! ;)

Show Low, eh? It's lucky to still be on the map after the large wildfire from a couple years ago. I know I haven't talked to you in awhile. I'm assuming you've been doing okay. Hopefully, this new locale will work well for you. Later.

M.L. Devall

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