Saturday, August 28, 2010

More Show Low

Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is." (Taken from the website of the city of Show Low.)

I thought about Mr. Cooley when we followed this rainbow down the main street of Show Low - Deuce of Clubs Avenue.

Our friend Jon has a couple of Alpacas. I have to admit they're pretty cute, but I don't really understand why anybody would want one.

This one has a poodle look going on.

One day we took a very short hike that was surprisingly accessible right in town.

Taylor joined us and thought we were funny with all our hiking gear when the trail was only about a mile long.

With all the rain they've had this year, the wildflowers are beautiful.

And Carol kindly had us over for steak and chicken one evening - YUM! Connie (on left) assisted with the event.


  1. Loved the pictures and the steak and chicken look yummy! I can hardly wait to see what you have to say about US!!!!

  2. The alpacas really are cute, but I don't understand why he has them either. Is he stuck there forever?

  3. Terry would love to have an alpaca or two so he could have their fleece to spin and weave. Thank goodness we have only a half acre. He is getting ready to spin some alpaca roving that I bought him at the alpaca farm near Rebecca's house.

  4. We'll have to check out Show Low sometime. Is the desert pretty with all the rain?

  5. Hi Barb, We were in Show Low in December 2008. It snowed while we were there. We got up in the morning and our car was covered! Never have seen Show Low in the summer. But we did enjoy it. And we loved the drive from there to Phoenix. So beautiful!