We are back from Pinetop. We spent a week in the mountains and I was feeling very "Rural." We attended a Rodeo with Calf Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. I was enjoying it until I got dirt behind my contact and had to be lead to the truck by Mike. We also went fishing, which was like the second time in my life that I went fishing. When we got on the boat, I had my purse with me and Mike looks at me and says, "Who takes a purse fishing?" Well, where am I supposed to leave it, in the car where a bear can get it??
I also went on a walk/jog every morning (outside). That is nearly impossible to do in Phoenix this time of year. I loved smelling the pine trees and watching the rain clouds gather on my walks, it was so relaxing even though I arrived home with a couple new mosquito bites.
The kids loved gathering bugs, rocks and flowers and playing with their cousins. Brett spent the night at his cousins house one night and slept outside on the trampoline. Since they live in a small town, the house doesn't have a fence or gate, but nobody else seemed to be worried that they would be abducted, so I went with it.
It was hard to leave the 70 degree weather and come back home. Next year we are going to try to stay for a couple weeks. We will try fishing again, and I will know to leave my purse behind like a real fisher woman!