Mountain Snow

My friends in the Phoenix are all talking about the torrential rains they are having.  The storm this week has given us some much needed precipitation… all in one week.  While Phx is dealing with their large volumes of rain… we GOT SNOW!

 

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Our local ski resort, Snowbowl, is reporting the best year in a decade, with up to 100″ of snow!  55″ this week alone.  Flagstaff is reporting 30″ this week, and here in Happy Jack we probably got about 16″ this week.

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Our dog, Journey is loving it.  What is it about snow and pets… they are like little kids …. oh boy, oh boy… SNOW!journey snofac_Ssi.JPG

Totally fun to watch.

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Best view in Flagstaff

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When my husband told me he was taking me someplace special for lunch in Flagstaff, and we had never been there, I was baffled.

It seemed a contradiction in terms.  There are a lot of good places in Flagstaff for a good meal.  Probably the best of which are only open for dinner.  We’ve visited most of the best lunch places in Flagstaff, or at least I thought.  One we hadn’t been to??  I was intrigued.

Well he hit a home run when we surprised me with Snowbowl.  Not being a skier, we had never been.  Snowbowl is a ski resort, open during the summer strictly for the views.  You can purchase a ticket for the chair lift to the top… enjoy the view and / or a hike… and head back down.  The ride takes around 30 minutes each way… and must be the best view in Flagstaff.  It takes you from 9500 ft to 11,500 ft.  It was a chilly 53F at the top.

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It forced us to sit down and relax for a change… and literally take in the scenery.

The restaurant at the bottom of the hill was less than spectacular… but the view made up for it.  Next time (and there will be a next time), we’ll bring friends… and our own lunch.  This kind of experience should be shared!

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