Monday, July 14, 2008

A funny thing happened on the way to Mt Graham...

It Rained!!

We climbed and we climbed! I know that we hit 10,000 ft at some point, but we never saw the sign! It was a beautiful drive! It was so nice to be out- the temp got down in the 50's on our way up. I had the windshield wipers going full blast at one point. We thought we might be the last ones there to get boys, and we were.

Janet kept an eye out for her husband to come down the mountain, as he had been one of the directors there. We did see him, and she could have jumped in and went home with him, but she stayed with me, thankfully, to the top! Since it had rained on us going up (and then we were ABOVE the clouds, ) we figured the boys would have gotten some rain. We were a quite welcome sight to them! They were all sopping wet, as they'd been stuck OUT in the rain. They were not allowed to go back in the dining hall, since it had already been mopped and cleaned.

Janet and I walked up to the main camp while the boys got their things loaded in the Suburban. There was an extra young man who'd gotten left behind, so we gathered him up as well. It was beautiful up there, although we couldn't see OFF the top of the mountain. The boys were NOT too stinky, because they were wet!

We had a good trip! Only one fell asleep on the ride home - Since everything was wet, we rolled down the windows for part of the way- beautiful fresh air! We stopped at the Sonic in Thatcher to get some lunch, then loaded up for the drive home. Janet wanted to hear what everyone thought of the training, and they were eager to share, and many wanted to come back and serve on the staff next year, so she was happy! We were gone from 7:30am to 4:00 pm, so it was a long day on the road, but an enjoyable trip overall!

7 comments:

Fat & Sassy said...

First off Steph's email is skhatch@hotmail.com if you'd like to email her as well...sometime she gets right on her blog and then sometimes it is days...she has been reading like a mad woman...she loves to do that...

Look at that mountain...isn't it beautiful? Cute smelly boys too!

Tummy said...

Love the pics and as a Sonic addict I applaud your choice of lunch. Glad you had a good time.

Puffy said...

Sounds like a nice reprieve from the weather. LOL at one boy getting left behind.

Silvergirl said...

No child left behind?

Nice pics, and that's a long drive.

I've never eaten at a Sonic. I guess it's one of those things on my bucket list, lol.

Cygnus said...

There's not a Sonic within 60 miles of here.

Nice pics, though! When I was doing Phoenix traffic, I learned that on weekends, everybody went "up north," much like they do in Detroit.

Mom2BJM(Amy) said...

I don't care so much about the food at Sonic... wait, there ARE tater tots, and the chicken toaster club.. but I really care about the DRINKS! It's nice to have Happy Hour 2-4 pm every day where drinks are have price! I've discovered the Diet Cherry Limeade now that I'm trying not to drink Dr Pepper.. I can't take the Diet Dr Pepper that well..

Lol at Silvergirl.. I'm just glad that I was able to pick up the child left behind.. although he was 18. Janet's husband came back to get him, and we met him halfway down the mountain. So he didn't ride all the way with us.

Patterson's said...

SoOoO nice! It looks so pretty and the weather sounded yummy! I love nature!