We lucked out in more ways than one. One, our rental property is right on the Hassayampa River and the river went crazy yesterday.
|I think this is near the Hassaympa - RVs and Trailors washed out.|
|Ariel view of Hassayampa and where the 60 and 93 split from the first Roundabout|
|Google map satellite image of the river behind the rental property...there's always a little big of running water in that part of the river too, even when there isn't flooding.|
Because the kids were home alone, thank goodness none of the flooding happened at home. The crazy rain and storm did, but the worst of what happened with them at home alone was the power went out.
Our power was back up before midnight, but there were plenty of others south of us that were still without power this morning due to multiple power lines that went down between Wittman and into Morristown.
|Power lines down in Morristown|
As a result of so many people who were flooded out and affected by this, our church services were only an hour today and then many of the "flock" went to help those dig out from the flood. It wasn't unusual for a big part of our ward (congregation) to be dressed in jeans and grubby street clothes today because of the need to go help those who were impacted by the flooding. Chris, Mikelle and Christian went to work. I went home with Alexander because nothing could be accomplished if Alexander was there and it would be dangerous for him.
|This place is known to be very helpful and friendly...if I ever need storage, I'd use them!|
|Mo's in Newport|
|Maren couldn't get the spoon to stay on her nose. Haha|
After Mo's, everyone was heading to the movie Inside Out. However, Chris and I were not going to subject ourselves with Alexander in a theater. Plus, he and I had to arrange for prints to be made of the family tree. Therefore, everyone went to the movie and Chris and I took Alexander for that errand. We didn't plan it, but Alexander fell asleep in the car. Because of that luck, the three of us went back to the beach house and had a nice nap before everyone came back. That was one of the true "relaxation" parts of the vacation.
The next part of the trip recap will include Christian's flight home and Mikelle, Chris, Alexander and I beginning our trip home that included Crater Lake.
We should be moving into the new house this week! Let's make it happen!