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... name on it.
By the way, it didn't snow in Snowflake, in case you're wondering, though they do get a fair amount of it normally. It was founded in 1878 by Erastus Snow and William Jordan Flake, Mormon pioneers and colonizers. That must have been a bag of laughs.
Oh, and the theme of aliens continues. It turns out Travis Walton, who claimed to be abducted by extra-terrestrials, lives here and his story was dramatized in the 1993 sci-fi "Fire in the ...
... of any other horse so it was an easy ride for me. Ely, our wrangler, told us stories of other guests he had looked after in the last few months and how surprised he was when a Canadian mother and daughter arrived for a morning ride a little worse for wear or "hammed" as he put it, they could only just manage to stay upright in the saddle. The other was a German dad who fell asleep on top a horse.
After our ride we had to take a quick shower and load up the car so ...
... slowly the last 400 metres. It was a beautiful site to see two helpful wranglers waiting to take charge of the horses so we could hobble back to the cabin with a much wider gait than when we started. It was fun but we were all exhausted and wondering how we were going to make it to dinner.
After removing the boots that are just not made for walking we made our way to the tack shop to have a go at leatherwork. We all took on the largest project, of course, of decorating a ...
... Boots was a bit lazy so needed lots of encouragement to get going. Rosie was no trouble at all, very obedient.. they described her as the Cadillac. Unfortunately, Cloud was a bit difficult and Charles was having trouble taking charge so I offered to swap. Charles and Rosie got on well and Charles enjoyed it a lot more. Cloud and I took a few minutes to work out who was boss and then we did just fine, although he was hard ...
... to share. We each had two slices and the most enormous but amazing salad. Just gets to show never judge a book by its cover.
On the road again with only 1 hour left until we reached our destination Charles decided to go in hunt of some grass to have our lunch. We were directed to the local park, which has a beautifully kept, lush green lawn complete with benches under shades with electric power points available. What these were for we're not sure but ...
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404 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop | 2 star hotelfrom $89
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5801 Bucksprings Road, Pinetop | 3 star hotelfrom $109