Saturday, August 6, 2011

i can't believe this is arizona

I'm glad I have an adventurous nephew. Ben talked me into going to Fossil Springs this summer when he found out I'd never been. I am always surprised to find such luschious and beautiful spots in the middle of Arizona.

"Hey stop right there, let me take a picture of you before we get all wet and sweaty . . . wait, that picture was blurry. One more time, . . . wait , blurry again (this goes on for several pictures and cameral adjustments). Oh, never mind, it's my glasses that are blurry. I've got 5 great pictures of you now - carry on!"We got to Fossil Springs about 9 am on Friday. We had the place to ourselves - a beautiful clear lagoon, a waterfall, cool green surroundings. We swam, we explored, we went behind the waterfall, then Ben began coaxing us all up on top of the waterfall. I'm sorry, Debbie, if you're reading this. I should have been a better supervising adult. Yeah, that was scary to watch.Then he coaxed me and the girls off the waterfall, too.
The temperatures were perfect and the water was crystal clear.There were several swimming holes up and down the creek. As the day progressed, it began to be crowded at the waterfall, so we went back downstream a ways and swam in another spot.

"Rachel, let me take a picture of just you with the water behind you" (This went on for about 5 shots trying to get one without Melanie somehow in the background, subtly poking her foot into the picture then full out intruding!)

The girls had a fun day with their cousin. How can you not have fun when Ben's around?


Lauri said...

I've never heard of fossil springs...where is it? The picture of ben doing flips off the waterfall are terrifying. Crazy kid! Looks like a very fun day!!!

Cynthia said...

It's up by Pine and Strawberry.

Heidi said...

Just about to ask where that is, but I read your above response. It's beautiful!!

Suzanne Barker said...

I have wanted to go there for a while. Now even more!

MamaChef (JM) said...

Wow. What a beautiful spot! The picture of going over the waterfall made me gasp!