Friday, February 01, 2008

A Month of Blug

I've decided that I'm going to blug every day this month. Well not quite. I'm hoping that 1 out of every 5 posts will qualify as a blog.

I almost missed today. That wouldn't have been a very good start.

Straight after work we drove up to the Mogollon Rim town of Show Low. There's snow everywhere and this is easily one of the most beautiful places I've been to. Tomorrow we ski.

So how did Show Low get its name?

According to the legend, the city was named after a marathon poker game between C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark, they 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 (the lowest possible card) and replied, "Show low it is." The stakes were a 100,000 acre (400 km²) ranch. Show Low's main street is named "Deuce of Clubs" in remembrance.

3 comments:

thronedoggie said...

First off, you've blown it - it's February 4th, so you've missed at least two days :)

Second off - how was Sunrise? I haven't skied there in years - we skied up at Flag a few weeks back though.

Third off - here's some entries from one of our trips up to the Mogollon...

http://fatcharliesdiary.com/posts/827.htm
http://fatcharliesdiary.com/posts/829.htm
http://fatcharliesdiary.com/posts/834.htm

Fourth off - SnowFlake got IT'S name from the two Mormon founders - Mr. Snow and Mr. Flake : )

thronedoggie said...

Just noticed that the highway from McNary to Sunrise has closed because of so much snow.

That's it. I'm going up there this weekend :)

Guy said...

I am pathetic. I didn't even make it past day 1.

Sunrise was great. I've never skied the whole resort before and it was fun that all lifts and slopes were open.

Take me with you!

How are you going to get to Sunrise if the road's closed?