We got invited last minute to go with our friends up to Greer for the weekend and we couldn’t say no! The valley was going to get up to 116 degrees and the mountains were calling our name. 🙂 What we didn’t really didn’t think about though, was that it’s about a 4 hour drive and we could only go for one night. That’s a lot of driving…but it was worth it!

Car boredom began to set in quickly. We left the house at bout 6:30am…everyone was still tired. The kids are watching their trusty DVD’s.

After Alayna puked in the car, and getting a speeding ticket…we finally made it to Greer!

What a handsome devil Eli is kicking it on porch.

Alayna and me cheezin’ it up!

Jared, Walker and Isaiah heading out to the lake to see something very “special”…..

Ben showing us the cool…

Beaver house! There were 2 beavers living right in the pond that was only a few feet from our cabin. It was really neat to see them swimming around munching on fish. They are much bigger than I thought they were. Sorry I didn’t get a pic of the beavers..I was too fascinated at the time and I got them on video instead. 😛

Alayna making her way down to see what we were all looking at.

I just thought these were pretty.

Alicia is such a lovely girl!

Cool dudes taking a photo op. 😀

Here we are unloading to check out Crescent Lake.

Ben telling me to take his picture and then post on my blog that he was the most handsome man I’d ever seen. LOL! 🙂

Me trying to get into some of the pics so I’ll have proof I was on one of our vacations.

Walker and me …he’s growing up so fast!

Everyone gearing up to try to catch some fish.

Eli loves the outdoor life.

Isaiah and Walker looking for a prime spot for fishing.

Alayna mostly caught moss. 😛 But she had FUN doing it!

Big Lake General Store.

Walker was excited to get a boat….but alas he had to wait another day.

It does look like fun though….

After we spend much of the day at the lakes we decided to go grab some dinner. We got there a bit early so we decided to take a wagon ride.

Weeee…we’re on a wagon ride. LOL!

This is the oldest lodge in Arizona. Molly Butler opened this in 1910..and it has the 2nd largest fireplace in the state. The restaurant has also been voted one of the top 25 restaurants in the state! They have an award winning prime rib…and Jared and Ben will concur with that vote. 🙂
For more info. .

Our second day we were heading back out to Big Lake to rent some boats and try to do some more fishing. We weren’t very successful the first day. On our way we saw this cute little bridge so we had to stop and take a few pics!

Jared took this picture. It’s not a very good picture of me..but I love that it has Laney in the background. 🙂

I just thought this was funny..that is a LOT of life jackets. We got ours and headed out on the water.

We decided that we should have skipped the boat for Alayna and just bought her worms. She was fascinated. Poor worms last moments were spent being tortured by our 2 yr. old before we fed them to the fish. LOL!

She would not let them go..she was talking to them and petting them and having a ball!

Clearly she does not get that from me. Worms are gross! 😛

These girls are having a blast.

Lake view of store at Big Lake.

The boys are working hard to catch those fish. It was a little insane because the fish were jumping out of the water…and we couldn’t even catch ONE!

This was taken moments before our engine died and we had to jump ship onto Jared and the boy’s boat to get help. We had an eventful trip!

Hi Walker! 🙂

Our rescue crew! 🙂

We never did catch any fish….

We had a great time…Thank you Ben, Alicia, and Isaiah for letting us tag along! We’ll do it again soon! 😀


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