Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Notes from the back of an envelope...

Judy has been hankerin' for DQ since we hit the road a few weeks ago. Believe it or not, there is one on the windy road to Flagstaff in Oak Creek Canyon. So we decided to try a hike in a place called the West Fork to earn a sundae at DQ. The road climbs out of Sedona so the altitude is much higher than here so there is much more snow. The picture on the left gives you an idea of the scenery in the canyon. Double click on it to get the full effect. We didn't make it too far as there are a lot of creek crossings over logs and stones that are covered with ice and snow. We'll try it later in the season when it dries out a bit. There is a Zane Grey book about this canyon, The Call of the Canyon.

People have been asking what the house is like. We are pleased with it. Here are some pictures.
Here is the living room. We rearranged the furniture a bit to watch tv. Also, bought a cheap lamp for reading at night.

Here is the wonderful fireplace that we have used a couple of times. It adds a nice touch to the place. There are skylights above the beams with some overhead lighting, as well.
Here is a view of part of the kitchen and the dining area. Very bright and comfortable.

Here is my indoor studio. (Don't worry, Dave, everything is protected). I plan on being out more once the weather is more predictable.
We are in a nice, settled neighborhood. Very quiet. We can walk to most stores.
Dave Matthews, our landlord, has done an excellent job making his home comfortable for us. There is light pouring in from the many windows. There are french doors leading to back deck from the dining area and the master bedroom. All is well maintained and neat as a pin. The kitchen is well equipped so Judy is happy. Dave put in a DVR for us so we can tivo but I miss my big screen tv. Actually we are doing a lot of reading and planning on looking for a good jigsaw puzzle to start. Ah life is simple and good out here...Don't remind me about IRS or bills!

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