Sunday, January 30, 2011

DRIVE IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS

We took a break this Sunday and went up to the higher mountains (8,000 altitude) as we call them. A snow storm is on the way and will be snowing Monday so we decided to do it today.
We live in the mountains at 6700 altitude. Where I live is considered the high desert, where the juniper bushes are the main vegetation.
Up higher are the pines and aspen trees.  There is snow on the ground.  Tomorrow there will be more and the skiers will be most happy to come and enjoy the snow.
We wanted to go to Big Lake but it was closed for the winter.  A year ago my husband use to sell fishing gear to the fishermen that did ice fishing on this lake.  I guess with the economy they decided to close it for the winter.
  We started in Show Low and up over the mountain and back down to Springerville to get some bread, lunch meat, and some bananas. We headed back up the mountain and over to a little resort town called Grear.  We drove down this road to the little Colorado.

Here we are standing in front of the little Colorado.
It looked so fresh and beautiful to look at.  I would call this a stream as I have lived by the Columbia River in Oregon.  It was no less beautiful.  Everywhere I have been in the different States everything has its own beauty.
Here is our Bronco and the mountain and pines on the other side of the road from the Little Colorado.
On the way out of Grear we saw a sign that said Bunch Reservoir .  We drove over to it and it was frozen over.  Everything looked so crisp, clean and beautiful in the sun light. We went on up over the New Mexico Boarder and saw some wild turkey at a little camp ground.  I had never seen wild turkeys before.
We do not live far from the New Mexico Boarder so it did not take us long from Alpine to drive over to there.
My honey was having such a great time.  With all the changes at work, he needed a fun trip to the mountains to relax.
We finished and headed down the mountain toward home.  We had been invited to eat at my son's home tonight.
My son was starting a Bible Study with his little Church Group He has at His home in the Hunt Area, just out of Concho.  The Study will be on the word "In Him."  He wanted us to attend and we were more than willing to go and listen to God's word since we had to make our ride on Sunday and did not attend our little village church today.  The Lord is so good to share his beauty with us and still bless us with His word.
Well it is time for bed-it has been a wonderful long day.  Hopefully I can dream about the wind in the pines and the water bubbling over the rocks in the Little Colorado.
Good Night All.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

You took some beautiful pictures. I love dads gouty (sp). Roy sure has the beard now. I didn't know his would grow that thick. Good to see your blog. Its turning out really nice!

nanasknoll said...

Thanks Carrie-I enjoy creating the blog and finding the back grounds to match.
Ya I think it is like dad when he was getting older he got more hair on his back-Randy is getting more in normal places ha ha