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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Joseph City


My good friends from Lake Powell really wanted me to go to their hometown of Joseph City Arizona and visit for a weekend. So we planned a trip this month. I took Friday, Monday and Tuesday off of work. It was a really nice break.


Many of you may be wondering where Joseph City is? It is a SMALL town. If you blink, you may miss it. There are no stop lights, one gas station and one place to eat (Mr. G's). Many people that live there work at the Power Plant.  Joseph City is about 80 miles east of Flagstaff and was founded by Mormon settlers in 1876 as Allen's Camp, and its name was later changed to St Joseph. The town was located on the Santa Fe Railway, which also went through Saint Joseph Missouri. Due to both towns being on the railroad, in 1923, the name of the town was changed to Joseph City to avoid confusion. It is the site of the Jack Rabbit Trading Post, a famous Route 66 landmark. (which they show on cars... except as a tractor)



I told my friends that I would be happy to take a road trip to their home town is they promised to show me a small town good time. That they did. We did a lot of activities that they did growing up. Here are the things we did in our weekend in Joe City.

They took me to the WIGWAM Motel, which they show on the Pixar movie "Cars" except in the movie they have Cones instead of Teepee's. I loved all of the old cars that they have parked.



We went to Sonic for the BEST Sonic drinks (according to Vicki)


We squished pennies on the railroad tracks




We went shooting






We went to the Badlands and burned tires and rolled them down the hill. I even got to roll a burning tire down the hill. Good times.




Vicki and I got matching animal beenies for our trip. I stayed with Vicki's parents and her mom got us matching fuzzy blankets. We took a nap by the fireplace... which was so nice and cozy since it was a cold weekend... but I woke up to a surprise. Turns out I was allergic to the firewood and I woke up to swollen watering eyes and Vicki's mom had to take a quick trip to the store for some eye drops and allergy medicine. I didn't even think that would be something I would be allergic to.



Let's not forget about visiting the Hawman's llamas! Baby Barack O Llama was born in October. He is so cute and fluffy that I can hardly stand it!!


It was a great trip, great fun with great friends. Thanks girls for showing me a small town good time!


5 comments:

Lori said...

Looks like a fun time :) As always. I just took William to smoosh pennies on the railroad track the other week- he loved it!

jamie hixon said...

Crazy about your allergic reaction! Yikes. But seriously, that sounds like an amazing time. And that llama is super cute.

Ashley said...

you got a lot of good pictures...hope the trip was as epic for you as promised.

Lynette Mills said...

there you go burning things again... ha ha

Vicki S said...

WAHOO! I'm glad you came to our hickish home town, it was definately good times!