Final Days at Bear Paw
Sep 14, 2015
|It was quiet times in camp after returning from Boise. We really didn't do much aside from our walks to Arby's down the street for lunch. Labor day was also quiet here with the exception of the many RV's passing through on their way to other places.
There were some vendors in town at a local antique/gift shop. Unfortunately we didn't get down to it until Monday afternoon when they were all packing up but it was fun viewing all the vintage trailers they came in as well as exploring the gift shop.
We did manage to get out one day for a road trip to Show Low to our west. It's about 38 miles out with two route options - highway 260 to the south and highway 60 to the north which both go west to Show Low.
We decided to make a loop out of it starting with highway 260 which is much more scenic winding through the beautiful White Mountains. Not far out we came across the turnoff to Greer - a remote summer refuge for people from the Valley. Our neighbors here were former campground managers there and said it was wort a visit.
Not far in we came across the Molly Butler Lodge which was pretty busy for this time of year. But no food or drink for us - it was still mid-morning and we weren't hungry. Further down were several cabins as well as a nice Forest Service campground.
Prior to arriving in Show-Low we came into the twin cities of Lakeside-Pinetop where last year at this time we rented a cabin, visiting our friends Jo and Fred Wishnie with our friend Margaret Wright.
We stopped at the local store we visited while there last year then headed on to Show Low. It was still early for lunch so we headed back to Eagar, this time via the open road of highway 60.
Back at the RV Park, we headed over to a Jamboree being held with some talented people from here in the park. As the evening grew colder we roasted smores around a couple of campfires.
Saturday was our 34th wedding anniversary. I kidded Barb about going to the "most expensive place in town" for dinner. No worries as there are only about four restaurants here and we'd been to three of them. We settled on the Safire, which is actually in our sister town of Springerville, with some doubts but they advertised prime rib.
We drove through the parking lot first than decided to go for it. We were pleasantly surprised. Not what you would call modern, but very clean with it's original 70's decor.
We've had a nice time here but it's time to move on. Tomorrow we head to Payson in central Arizona for a couple of days before heading down to the valley.