Anna didn't get the memo that this was supposed to be fun.
There, that's better
Do you like large, hairy spiders? No? What's wrong with you? Just kidding. I have seen three tarantulas "in the wild" in Arizona, and all were right around this area. We won't be moving there anytime soon (especially since the other nuisance there seems to be an overabundance of cops).
This one is actually very small. The other ones we have seen were several times the size of this one.
I like how at 10, Solomon still brings his stuffed animals on trips with him. He has names for all 31 of them.
Becky got tired so I carried her out in the back carrier, while my husband carried Anna in his arms.
We got to our cabin in the early afternoon, and enjoyed playing in the surrounding forest, hiking the trails there, and going down to the stream that ran right near the cabins. For dinner, we roasted hot dogs and read "Little House in the Big Woods" around the campfire.
The inside. It really was very cozy and comfortable. The best feature? The heater/air conditioner!! We put another air mattress on the ground for the rest of the kids.
The boys kept taking Anna "off-roading" in the stroller, leading to its demise after having been in use for close to 8 years. I am now in the market for a triple stroller.
I totally forgot to bring the fixings form making marshmallows :(
Friday morning, after a leisurely breakfast of bacon and potatoes cooked over an open fire, we did some more hiking at the ranch right there. We then headed to Jerome for some window shopping and the obligatory stop at the awesome fudge shop there. Jerome is one weird town - it's impossible to describe if you have never been there. Basically, the entire town is built in to the sides of a canyon, making all the roads very windy and steep. From there, we headed home in the early afternoon.
We definitely want to go back to these cabins again sometime soon.