Saturday, March 7, 2020

A change in programming.......

7:29 am - Saturday - March 7th - Wittmann, AZ - 51° F, 59% humidity, wind 7 mph out of the northeast......clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 78° F.

Tom and Darlene, our hosts, own a cabin in northern Arizona just south of Flagstaff at an elevation of just over 7,000' elevation.  On Friday they invited TLE and I to drive up with them to inspect some work that is being done at the cabin by a contractor, and to help them load some tree trimmings onto a trailer to haul to the local dump, or 'slash pit'.  It's about a 2.5 hour drive each way so it appeared to us to be an all day adventure, and we accepted.  We departed 'Newell House' just before 9 am, and after a nice drive including a stop for a snack in Camp Verde we arrived just before 12 pm.

The last time we visited their cabin was back in August of 2009 on our way home from Creede, CO where we had attended a Newell Gurus rally with Tom and Darlene.  At that time the cabin was in the process of being remodeled, but things had kind of stalled.  Fast forward to 2020, and the cabin remodel is almost done now.....just a new deck remains to be finished.  The kitchen (below) has been completely gutted, and redone......


.....and looks so modern!  At any rate, after taking a tour of the new cabin interior......

One of the remodeled bedrooms

......we headed outside to begin loading three piles of oak tree branches onto a trailer Tom had borrowed from a neighbor.  We then hauled the debris to the local dump, unloaded it by hand, and then returned the trailer to the neighbor before heading back home a little after 5 pm.  It was a long day, but we enjoyed seeing the results of the cabin remodel, and helping our friends clear their yard of the oak tree branches.  

I managed to get a few pictures of sunset as it was happening a little north of the Sunset Point Rest Area.......




......we arrived home just after 7:30 pm tired, but full of good memories from a good day spent with good friends.

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