Greer 2016

IMG_6389This is my first post so leave a reply if you would like! Two weeks ago, our family was blessed to be able to enjoy some time in the beautiful White Mountains of northern Arizona. We stayed in a little town called Greer that has only a couple of restaurants and one tiny grocery store, the Lazy Trout. When we think of Greer, we think of cool weather, incredible storms, and a pretty forest.
Prior to us heading to Greer, we actually had no plans of leaving town over the Labor Day weekend. However, after looking at my school schedule, and realizing that we had taken Labor Day off, we started brainstorming what we could do for the next three days. The thought of heading to Greer came to us instantly, so we prayed about this decision and thanked God for this sudden opportunity to get away for some family fun!
We packed our bags quickly while dad made a flight plan, and then we took off. We arrived at the Springerville airport 40 minutes later and were able to borrow a car, which happened to be an old police car! ☺ Had we driven, it would have taken us 4-1/2 hours!
Once we arrived at our little cabin (called Aspen), we unloaded our things and enjoyed wearing jackets outside ☺! Later, we were fortunate to be able to move to the vacant Willow cabin that overlooked a little meadow. It was so quaint and cozy. After putting our stuff away, we took a walk around the campsite and then walked across the street where we enjoyed the swings and teeter-totter. That night, we enjoyed dinner at Molly Butler’s Lodge!
The next day was our first and last full day in Greer, as it really was a short weekend. That day was filled with walking on trails, painting out in the meadow (which was nice, but the wind didn’t help!), and me getting some experience behind the wheel! ☺ We also enjoyed spending time in our cabin together.
The next morning, we departed for home with joyful hearts after a short, but wonderful stay in Greer!

“Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy” – Psalm 96:12


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    Sep 22, 2016

    Hi Lauren. What is that green thing on your dad’s head?

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    Shad and Alyssa Ciampi
    Sep 23, 2016

    We love Greer! What a nice treat! Sounds like fun! Good job on your first post, Lauren!

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    Lauren Nakatsu
    Sep 23, 2016

    Hello Ciampi family! It’s good to hear from you! If it’s the Lord’s will, we’d like to have a BBQ/hymn-sing/ice cream social/volleyball-a-thon this fall, and would love for y’all to be there! We will work out the details soon. 😉

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    Laura Beasley
    Sep 28, 2016

    LAUREN!!!!!!!!!!!!! You make me soooooooooo happy! Huge congrats on your first post!!!! I can’t wait for more. The only think missing is…..KATEY. Ahhh, can’t wait until she comes back. Hehe, and if you didn’t know, your dad is super funny. Yes, what is that things on his head and on yours too??

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    Lauren Nakatsu
    Sep 30, 2016

    Hi Laura! Oh, yeah, the “green thing” is actually a big green leaf!
    I know, it would have been nice to have Katey there!

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