Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seven Falls

A lot has happened in the last couple days. This job has ended, due to lack of advertiser support. It had a bad vibe to it from the git go and yesterday we talked to our boss about it and he pulled the plug on it. Yesterday a rep team quit and they had two jobs scheduled in Holbrook, AZ that they were to do so guess what....we are pulling out tomorrow to go to Arizona to do those two jobs. As things are scheduled right now, we'll go to Holbrook for three weeks, then to South Fork, CO to hang out with our friends Bobbie and Jim over the July 4th holiday. Then we're off to Wyoming for three parks there.



Old gal catching a ride to the falls....
Since we are leaving here in the morning, we went out this afternoon to see a little more of the area. We went to Seven Falls, which isn't too far from the park where we're staying. We thought that the falls would really be full and pretty spectacular, since we'd heard about record snow falls and snow melt in the mountains but apparently the water doesn't run this way as there is a drought here and the falls were pretty meager. We took the elevator up to the viewing platform (no way I was taking the 185 stairs straight up) and from there you could look over and take in the falls.
After viewing the falls, we went back down the elevator to the base of the falls, where the gift shop and cafe are. There were several chipmunks running around and Boomer was fit to be tied, watching and wanting to chase them. The chipmunks must have thought he was a giant version of them, cause they would run up to within two feet of him to check him out. He thought they were the cutest things and wanted to play with them. They were quite the rascals.

On our way back down to Bertha, in the parking lot, we saw the dog riding in the wagon. The husband and wife said that she's 14.5 years old and can only tolerate walking for one leg of the trip. How nice of them to let her walk the downhill leg of it ! She was sitting in that wagon, pretty as you please. All she needed was a parasol and cushion to sit on and you'd have thought she was royalty. Boomer wanted to say hello but she'd have nothing to do with it.

Well, best get packed up and ready to pull out in the morning. Someone we saw today said that smoke from the wild fires, in Arizona the other day, blocked visibility of the mountains up here. Since we are staying in a canyon at the base of the mountains it didn't seem to be around here. I could see them just as well as we have the whole time we've been here. Must have been some other place. We're hoping the fires are settled down before we get there on Friday. Neither of us have been to Arizona or through New Mexico so we're anxious to see new things. Let you know what we discover.

3 comments:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Oh, boy, are you in for a treat if you've never seen AZ or NM before!!! It's not like anything you've ever seen before. Enjoy.

Jim and Bobbie said...

Oh, boy, are you in for a treat if you've never seen AZ or NM before!!! It's not like anything you've ever seen before. Enjoy.

Movable Book Lady said...

Wallow Wildfire is now at edge of Eagar AZ, near Show Low -- I was in Eagar for 3 months this past winter and my friend there had to evacuate. Be careful.