Tuesday, February 10, 2009

LET It SNOW !!




Yup, even in Tucson, Arizona it snows. One of the neatest things about living in this desert is the fact that we have Mt. Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains within driving distance from town. You can literally drive 45 minutes and be on the slopes skiing here in the winter! Mt. Lemmon received 8 inches of snow on Sunday night and another 10 inches last night. The "snow level" dropped to about 3,500 feet (Mt. Lemmon is about 9238 feet tall). Where we live, at the base of the mountains, we're at a little over 2,500. It's wonderful to walk the dog in a light jacket and still see the snow in the mountains.





The grandkids love it when their parents take them up the mountain to go sledding. One of our grandkids, Noah, just turned 3. Noah can't go up the mountain due to having to have 2 different surgeries on his ears, the altitude just makes him scream from the pain. My son, Noah's father, took the other 2 boys up to frolic in the snow. Now Noah knows he can't go, but was just thrilled when his Dad and his brothers William and Dakota brought a pickup truck bed FILLED with snow back to their house! He had hours and hours of fun making a "snow boy" as he calls it and tossing snowballs at his brothers! They even piled it high and let him slide down on his plastic saucer.





Tucson does have lots to offer, but the summers here are just brutal, that's why we now head to Missouri and the lake in the Spring! I thought I wouldn't miss Tucson when we moved, I'm beginning to think otherwise. And as the remodel on the house starts to take shape, I think I will miss it even more this year....we may be rethinking renting or selling this house...somehow we would like to hang on to it.....if we can...

4 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful photos Ozark! I can certainly understand splitting your year up between winters in Tucson and summers at the lake! I hope everything works out for you!

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures! Definitely don't think about snow when I think of Tucson!!! Though my pictures of the snow in New Orleans warrant that same surprise!!!!

myminimocs said...

what a wonderful story and how thrilled Noah must have been! it sounds like you're creating some wonderful memories - i hope you can find a way to hang on to your home if you choose to.

Cathy from Wire and Wool said...

WOW! That IS beautiful! Thanks for you inspirational phrases. And we have a nana too! She's so special!
-Cathy