And then we headed back to Texas….but not before exploring.

The next morning we woke up and ate one last breakfast in our hotel.  The kids got their usual waffles…

 

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and eggs covered in whip cream.

 

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And then we hit the road (again).

After 3 days of interviewing, house hunting, exploring the Phoenix area, and spending time with relatives, we were a bit overwhelmed.  I could tell Brian needed to chat, so as we headed north towards the Grand Canyon we discussed the possibility of him working at this news station.  While Brian was trained to do the position and he had the necessary education, neither one of us thought he was the right fit.  As stressful as it was to be with out a job, there was a huge sense of relief when we both realized that job was not for him.  From that moment forward, we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.  It was odd how freeing that moment was.

As we passed the sign to Montezuma’s Castle in Camp Verde Arizona we decided it was time to stop and explore.  We hiked and learned more about the historical site, and the kids earned another Junior Ranger badge.

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After spending a few hours around the castle, we hit the road.  We noticed, as we headed north, that the weather was getting cooler quickly.  I took a quick inventory of our clothing and discovered that we had not packed or prepared for cold weather.  As soon as we arrived at our destination for the night we headed to the nearest Old Navy where I was fortunate enough to find a huge sale on winter gear.  I purchased jackets and jeans for all of us.

It’s a good thing I did.

After we settled into our hotel room for the night, this started happening.

 

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Snow.  While it only snowed for an hour or so, it snowed.  In late April.  We all bundled up and headed outside to enjoy it while it lasted.  We were joined by some other patrons of the hotel.  They were visiting from southern California and were also not accustomed to the snow.

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After the kids calmed down they headed to bed as Brian and I relaxed in the hot tub that was located across from our room.  We had a beautiful view of the now gently falling snow.  It was a fantastic way to end our day.

Updated: April 30, 2015 — 8:35 pm

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