Tuesday, January 23, 2007


my three little campers
Over the weekend we went to "Little Red" again with my aunt Coleen and her two kids Mariah and Chance. It was quite the weekend. We got into the "Little Red" area around 1:00am saturday morning and got stuck shortly after. We were going up a hill in my tahoe and pulling a trailer with the Ranger in it when we started sliding backwards. Our trailer jack knifed and came just inches from pulling our tahoe off a ledge. That was just the start of our adventure. We spent the next three hours trying to get our trailer and tahoe out of the snow without it falling off the ledge. It was freezing and snowing. My aunt and I both slipped, my aunt hurt her knee and spent the rest of the weekend limping around. We finally got to bed around 5:00am in the morning. Saturday was a much better day, Gerald, Allison and their kids, Brandon and January and their kids and some of January's family came to "Little Red". Everybody had fun sleding and ridding in the snow. Sunday, here we go again....... we woke up and started packing up because the weather was bad, dark and snowing (ALOT). We left "Little Red" around 12:30pm and just as we were leaving we stopped to lock the gate and STUCK AGAIN. After unloading the ranger and everything in the trailer again we finally pulled out about an hour later. We made it to Show Low in amazing time, two hours (noramlly its only about 45 min). The roads were crazy. When we got to Show Low the roads were closed both ways so we checked into a hotel and went to a movie. Yesterday we finally made it home. It sounds like a bummer weekend but I still had a blast.


McDonald Family said...

I'm glad you guys are OK. I am sure it was pretty scary. I'm glad you still had a good time. One of these days we will have to join you on a trip to Little Red! I'll wait for the snow to end first!:) The Michael family has sure been stuck a lot this year. From snow to sand dunes.

Anthon & Ashleigh said...

You're a trooper! I would've had an emotional meltdown if I had to deal with all that! Poor Anthon... I'm such a wuss!

Finch Family said...

crazy fun!
at least you made the most of it and went to the movies!

Josh n' Meagan said...

You always have such adventures! I'm glad you made it out okay and still had fun.