Thursday, January 3, 2008

Flagstaff Trip

Our trip to Flagstaff was really short. We went up on Thurs. afternoon and visited with my Uncle Danny, Cousin Josh, his wife Katherine, and my brother Jeremy in Mountainaire (right outside of Flagstaff). We had lots of fun and Noah was in heaven, since my uncle is an avid hunter and has deer, antelope, and elk heads all over his house. Then to top it off, he made burgers for us but they weren't just any burgers, we got a choice between, deer, antelope, or elk burgers. I'm not sure which one I got but it was delicious, so was the homemade mac n cheese that Jeremy made for us.
We didn't get back to the hotel until late and the next morning we got up and took a drive out to Sunset Crater and Wapatki National Monuments. Sunset Crater is an inactive volcano that we can drive past, it wasn't too exciting. Wapatki ruins are old pueblos that were built over 1000 years ago. They were really interesting to look at and the kids got to fill out a jr. ranger book as we went along.

Then we spent the rest of the day and the next day sledding. It was really fun and the first time our kids had done that. They loved it! Kassi was so brave the first day. She has a little yellow board to slide on that Jason got her for Christmas. She called it her boogie board. She would climb up the hills, throw it down then kneel on it and just go. The next day however, her first run down she hit a patch of dirt and landed in the snow face first. After that she wouldn't go alone. The first day the kids had tubes that Jason bought them for Christmas, but after Jason tried them out they broke. So we went out and bought some plastic discs and tabogans. Boy do those go fast! Noah was such a daredevil trying to hit all the jumps he could find. Sammi had fun on them too until she hit one so hard it knocked the breath out of her. Jessi was nice and bundled up in a snow suit that was handed down from one of my brothers. And she was the only one that managed to keep her tube from popping even using it two days in a row. We had a blast but I was glad to get back to warmer weather. I never thought I would say that 40 degrees was warmer weather, but compared to the 20 degrees (that was the high) in Flag, I have changed my views. Course we all ended up with terrible colds when we got back, but it was worth it.


Merrimom said...

Yahooooooo! Looks like you guys had a blast!

The Davis Family said...

Are you sure that you don't want to come to SLC? It was a balmy 11 degrees this morning!

Tiffany & Annabella said...

So much fun!!!