As the bill comes every month for our time share, I often wonder if we really needed it, and if it is worth it. But everytime we use it, we have so much fun that I can't think about not having it. This past weekend Nate and I decided to plan a small getaway for our birthdays and go to Pine Top. And since we have the best friends ever, Noah and Giselle, we invited them and wanted to share this weekend with them. Pine Top is about three hours North East of Mesa. It is a small little town that is in the middle of a forest (not a huge dense forest, but a forest). We left Friday at 4 and got in around seven. Our cabin was really nice and had plenty of room for all of us. That night we made dinner, and watched Iron Man, then went to bed. In the morning we woke up had breakfast, watched French Kiss and then went on a hike. There were a lot of great things to see while hiking and we all just had so much fun being outdoors in the forest. As for the picture, can you say "Dirty Dancing".
After hiking, we headed to the club house, Nate had to stay in the cabin to finish some homework :( While Giselle took a nap, Noah and I played ping pong (which I won, twice) and then played arcade games. Also inside they had two pool tables and air hockey. Once finished we tore Nate away from his depressing homework and all went swimming!! Because it is a lot colder in Pine Top the pool and hot tub were heated and very nice. That night we found out that the local Fire station puts on a Haunted House. We decided to go because it was not very expensive and sounded fun. Although the haunted house was somewhat short, I have to say that we all got extremely scared! (Even though Nate will deni it, I think he jumped a few times). In most haunted houses they have a rule that the " Fictitional characters" (Yes I know that Fictitional is not a word, but Giselle used it at least twice on our trip so that was a shout out to her!) are not allowed to touch you, only jump out and reach for you, but in this haunted house these rules did not apply. Everywhere you went things were jumping out at you and grabbing your shoulders, grabbing your feet, cornering you and getting right in your face. Plus they had at least 3 chainsaw guys not only chasing you out of the maze, but in the maze as well. Giselle may have fallen down exiting the haunted house while trying to karate kick the chainsaw man, maybe you just had to be there. After getting home we grilled hamburgers and watched Disturbia, then went to bed. Sunday morning we all woke up and chilled for a little bit, not wanting to go home. We had to be out by noon, so we made breakfast, packed, then left. On the way home you drive from the top of the canyon to the very bottom, so we stopped and took pictures at both sites. The views were truly breath taking and as you can tell with these pictures we had a lot of fun. Arriving home was bitter sweet. It was great to be out of the car, but that meant that our vacation was over!! We had such a great time and can't wait to plan our next getaway. Thanks to Noah and Giselle for coming and making our trip a blast!! Also a big thanks to Nate for thinking of this trip and always spoiling me! All I have to say is bring on the monthly bills, this time share is Awesome!!