Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Digs

Change is good and I've done my fair share of that over the years.  I'd imagine the US Post Office has a huge file on me that contains nothing but change of address cards.  Recently I've made one of the biggest commitments in my life, becoming a home owner.  I've decided that Flagstaff is the place and now is the time:  A new base for adventure!  Here's a little tour of my new abode and why it's special to me.

A half-mile of running through residential streets brings you to the Arizona Trail.  The Peaks (on the left) and Mount Elden (to the right) await exploration, as does the border with Utah some 200 miles beyond.

A two minute walk from the house and you're on the Sunset Trail, part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System.

Formidable terrain just minutes from the new home.

Observatory Mesa and a setting sun seen from across Switzer Canyon.

The snow covered San Francisco Peaks from McMillan Mesa.

Woody Mountain peaks out from above Switzer Mesa.

Psyched on new digs!

How much single track can you fit on a twentieth of an acre?

Peering over the back fence and down into Switzer Canyon.

Zoroaster enjoys a good chew and the new backyard.

Your Moment of Zen

Penguins are a rare and endangered species but a penguin in Flagstaff is even more of a oddity.  Zoroaster caught this one and I'm afraid things made a turn for the worst...

I have it on good authority that the Fish and Wildlife Service has now bumped my dog to the head of their top ten wanted list.

10 comments:

Missy B. said...

your blog never fails to crack me up ~ we can blame Zoroaster for that! congrats on the new house. looks awesome: on the edge of the wilderness, and plenty of potential for exploring!

Anonymous said...

brings back good memories...and i decided not to report zoraster...Dad

Mandi Runs said...

Congrats on the new digs!! Your dog is awesome... I love it!

Karl Jarvis said...

Congrats! and now you live right by me, so no more excuses for not running together.

Jess Miller said...

Poor chilli-willi the penguin!

Olga said...

I am jealous on the location. But it only means you'll have more "insights" when we're ready:)

ultrastevep said...

Congrats on the new digs...awesome "killer" pup!

Craig Thornley said...

Looks awesome, Ian. Congrats.

Melissa (Ashland, for now) said...

Congrats Ian! Great news, and the backyard is full of potential for cultivation.

Rennaker said...

I can't wait to crash on your couch in your new house, man. Sooner than later.