Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last trip of 2009!

Bobby was off the week after Christmas so we headed up so he could check out Alli and Kyles new house. The trip up was uneventful and very relaxing- well the whole trip was except when the truck decided to be retarded. We helped with a couple things in the house , went out to lunch, Bobby got a ride in (even though it was sooooo cold!) and played with Macy :). We stayed a couple days then headed to Cornville for a visit to Bobbys Mom & step Dad , then stayed in Prescott at the Hassyampa Inn and visited my parents, on the way home we visited my G'pa & Uncle in Yarnell.

When I was a kid, I thought only really rich people stayed at the Hassyampa, lol! Although I remember my Mom staying there one winter for a week. She worked at the phone company (Mountain Bell - Ma Bell lol!) next door to the Inn and we got a really bad snow storm. So they put the employees up at the hotel because they couldn't get home.
Anyway-It was so cute and cozy! Built in the '20's, small rooms and wonderful details! We had breakfast in the Peacock Room-elegant and comfy with high ceilings , again with wonderful details. Waiting for seating, we read the signs and memorabilia in the hallway outside the room. One of them had the names of the original stockholders of the Inn, and my Great Grandfather was one of them. Too fun! I had no idea! Told my Mom and she said- "Oh ya, I knew that", hum! Bobby and I talked about the people who may have frequented the Inn. Parking buggies & cars on that dirt Elks hill must have been a pain!
Neither of us was ready to head home.
On the way home we texted the kids so see if any of them wanted to hang out for NewYears eve, Steven & Meghan had plans but Chris and Kati were heading to Prescott on Friday so they came and spent the night. We played games, rang in the new year with the littles at 10 and then again at midnight. It was fun! The kids were a bit scared of the "poppers", especially when Chris told Wes he was going to wake him up with one of the 4 leftover ones. Poor Wes....
Anyway- it was a great week, we enjoyed our time with the kids, parents, family and each other alot!

G'pa and Macy- suppose to be reading a book
Alli & Kyles house - love that you can see the fresh snow falling!
Outside of Flagstaff-Too cute!

Lobby- I wish I had gotten a picture of the elevator! It was old and awesome! A bellhop had to run it, and turn this big handle to bring it up and down. Too fun!

I loved this light, and the shadow that the window created. The picture doesn't do it justice :/
The texture in the glass is great.
Most of the handles in the room were very simple, some had the brass finish worn off. Love the simpleness and smooth texture.
Glass with room numbers above the doors, they are hinged and directly across from the windows in the room for a breeze.
Stained glass doors to the Arizona room- very typical 20's- soo cool!
To the left of the door was a stock certificate and to the right the list of original stockholders.
Handles on the Arizona room doors.
Again the pictures aren't all that great- no high end camera or photo-shopping.
I tried to take pictures of the courthouse aquare all lit up but they didn't turn out. One year you will just have to check it out yourself. Very small -old town and really fun!
On to a New Year!

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