Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guess what... we get snow in AZ too!

This last weekend Ryan and I packed up the dogs, some food, homemade limoncello, our flat screen TV and tons of hot chocolate and headed up to Pinetop in the White Mountains. Arizona has tons of snow hanging around up north, and even though we're not skiing and snowboarding anymore we both love the snow, and Ryan really needed to get out of town and away from homework.

Ok, fine, Ryan still brought up homework (which he did while I read an entire book), but we managed to spend most of the weekend holed up in the cabin relaxing, watching movies, playing Xbox Monopoly and just generally being silly. Oh, and we figured out that beer turns into an erupting volcano of slushy if you leave it in the snow for too long. (our fault for not drinking it fast enough)

We did drive up to the ski resort and I don't think I've ever seen this much snow in AZ before.

Pinetop got so much snow that the fire station down the street from our cabin totally collapsed from the weight. Crazy!

Our dogs, like any self-respecting dogs, LOVE the snow. Mika is our athletic pup and she's really good at walking and playing in the snow. It's part of the reason we call her Mikalas (like Legolas in Lord of the Rings).

Karma? Not quite as graceful.

Those dogs had a great time, but then so did Ryan...

And here's just how deep it was. Ryan couldn't find bottom and this is as far down as he got.

Overall, an amazing, relaxing weekend that we all needed.

(can you hear how windy it was?!)

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