James and I had the day off today and decided what better to do than go explore and get more wood. Whew- we left the house around 830AM and trekked up to Camp Verde with the dogs. We took a dirt road that winded through the verde valley. We found plenty of dead Juniper and even OAK! That's like hitting the jackpot- it's a great wood for the fireplace and very expensive- We have a $20- firewood permit for Coconino County so that's the extent of our cost, besides gas to get there and some hard work to get it cut and loaded. James said something about us being obsessed with gathering Firewood now and I had to correct him and let him know that HE was the obsessed one. Needless to say, I am pretty confident we have enough wood to last through the winter. We haven't even started burning yet- today it was 94 degrees in Phoenix, at this rate it will still be BBQ weather on Thanksgiving! After 3 Juniper trees we decided to meander the dirt road some more and came across a treasure- Lawrence Crossing it's the creek in the pics. The dogs were in hog heaven and were exploring and peeing on everything. At one point, we thought they were gone for good because they were nowhere in sight and weren't coming when called- a little scary but they scampered back after 5 minutes.