Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Heart Pinetop, AZ!

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We just returned from Pinetop, Arizona and I gotta say, I LOVE it there for the following reasons: 
  1. Lower temperatures (high 80's, low 60's!) - a welcome break from the valley heat waves! 
  2. Visually stunning - tall, green pine trees everywhere, just part of the natural landscaping!
  3. Restaurants - there is no lack of food for Greg to enjoy to his hearts content!
  4. Shopping - Thrifting /antiquing shops all over the town which I heart big time!
  5. Cabin rental - We found a very affordable and super accommodating cabin, love it!
I'm ready to move to Pinetop but it will be tough to get Greg on board.  He noticed that people move at a  s-l-o-w-e-r  pace in Pinetop.  I'm totally ok with that - sign me up! 

This is a picture of the neighborhood our cabin was in, Sara is helping Nathan with his bike in the bottom left corner. I heart this neighborhood!
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We visit Rainbow Lake which was about 15 mins from where we stayed.
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We also went hiking on Springs Trail No 633, recently featured in Phoenix magazine as one of Arizona's Best Hikes.  The article included a kid rating based on the probability of a mid-hike kiddie meltdown, this hike was rated kid-friendly, so Nathan hiked on his own for the first time!  He did get tired toward the end and Greg shouldered him the last 1/4 of the hike but for his first hike, he walked a long time and did a great job!

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We also recognized the Auger's 17th year wedding anniversary - gooo Augers...and Red Sox too!
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You know you've had a good vacation when the kids pass out on the way home...hahaha!
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Lovely place, lovely time, can't wait to return...or move! :)

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