We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
Wandering into the cold (people laughed when I said it felt cold at 27 (F)) and snow was nice - partly because of the novelty of it, and partly because the beauty of it and mostly because I could leave it behind. I had to take some pictures, but we didn't drive around looking for scenic or picturesque shots. So basically wherever we stopped (and sometimes from the car) I took some pictures.
A light mist or fog settled in and temperatures were just right to form hoarfrost on just about everything outside.
Pretty neat to see close up, but pretty neat to see the trees and branches white with it too.
Looking down the street at Shannon & Dave's house.
An evening shot from Anne's brother Bill's place.
Just down the street from David & Anne's house the next day. Much warmer but still a bit foggy.
Gail became an expert marksman inside Bass Pro Shop and decided to try her hand at a moving target. Fortunately for me, my cat-like reflexes kept me from harm.