Diandra's Irreverent Musings

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My father's side of the family is not kumbaya, everyone loves everyone, lets make a memory kind of people. We don't particularly like each other and are more than content to see each other Thanksgiving, Christmas and the one big party for all the grandkids. I have three older sisters on this side of the tree who know very little about me and we're more than content with this. We have not spent "quality time" as a whole family since I was seven years old. That was almost eighteen fucking years ago. Fuck.

Dad has cancer, doesn't have much time left, blah blah blah. So my Stepmom decided to rent this consumerist monstrosity.

Cabin in the Woods Near National Forest, Lakes, Pinetop,

Location: Show Low, Main Arizona (excludes Phoenix, Tucson & South AZ), Arizona, USA (West on Hwy 260 in Timberland Acres, 15 Min. West of Showlow)

Accommodations: House / Cabin - 4 Bedrooms + Loft - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 8-14)


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Front of House - Arizona Cabin near National Forest Arizona Cabin National Forest

Front of House - Arizona Cabin near National Forest

Arizona Cabin National Forest

Extra Large Two Story Cabin, Master Bed with Whirlpool Bath and Luxury shower on Top level, along with open floor plan and extra large kithen and dining area, and attache living room with Cable TV. Huge wrap-around deck and views for miles. Downstairs has 3 bedrooms and a large family room ( with fold out couch)with full bathroom, and sony Play Station and games. Upstairs Area and Masterbed have Dish Network Cable TV. Outside has a BBQ and Picnic Table. Ride your Quads out to the National Forest, Several Lakes within 30-45 minutes. House Easily sleeps 8-9 and with sleeping bags and couches you can fit 14 or more. House is only Two years old and needs some finishing work ( no stairs to loft yet , but priced accoringly. We will Mail Key to you ( Fedex Available at Extra Charge ) and you will need to Mail Back to recieve deposit back.

Arizona Cabin National Forest
  Arizona Cabin National Forest
Arizona Cabin National Forest View From one of the Two Decks - Arizona Cabin near National Forest

View From one of the Two Decks - Arizona Cabin near National Forest

Arizona Cabin National Forest

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Vacation Rental Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Linens Provided: Please wash and remake beds before you leave
  • Garage: Has storage for your quads, etc..
  • King Bed: Upstairs Master Bedroom with attached bathroom and Cable TV
  • Queen Bed: Downstairs
  • Double Bed: Downstairs
  • Twin/Single Bed
  • Convertible Bed
  • DVD
  • Video Game Console: Sony Play-station w. Games
  • Video Games
  • Jetted Tub in Bath
  • Full Kitchen: Microwave, Coffer Pots, Appliances, Plates, and all Utensils. Ready to Cook in.
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Outdoor Features
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Pet Friendly

Rates (in US Dollars ): Personal Currency Assistant
Credit Cards Accepted: Rent Vacation Rentals with MasterCard
$ 150/Night ..  Minimum two night stay
$ 750/Week ... (Plus $100 Cleaning)
$2500/Month .. (Plus $250 Cleaning)
$1000 Security Deposit.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Kitchen Area with Bar Seating and Table and Chairs - Arizona Cabin near National Forest Arizona Cabin National Forest

Kitchen Area with Bar Seating and Table and Chairs - Arizona Cabin near National Forest

Arizona Cabin National Forest

Dates available: Year Round

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Phone: (520) 548-1479 (Arizona, USA)
Please say: "I saw your listing #185301 on VRBO"

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Arizona Cabin National Forest

For the whole family. For a week. That's two parents, four sisters, four significant others and seven grandkids. In a cabin. In the woods. Fuck.

Yes, we won't be roughing it. This is how my family rolls which is exactly why I think I'm the greatest wilderness chick ever after camping in a trailer last weekend. But fuck. A week of Pul# family togetherness is enough to make me wish my grandma lived a couple miles closer so I could pull a midnight raid on her medicine cabinet. I am freaking the fuck out. As much as my sisters make me want to pour chlorine into my eyes so I'll have an excuse for not going, the thought of being in the same building as my father for more than three hours is causing me to consider calling my long lost shrink and tell him that I lied, he can't retire and I have a whole set of Daddy issues that need readdressing.

Am I being a whiny bitch? You bet your ass I am. This is the man who told me to send my niece to foster care when I asked for a loan to pay for medical expenses for her. After he promised to pay for ALL expenses if we only took her in. This is the guy who never once called me after my surgeries or other medical emergencies, after I had the shit beat out of me, or after my mom was diagnosed with cancer. This is the guy who took my sisters on vacation when we were kids but refused to ever take me because my Mom spoiled me. Yeah, it's that guy we're talking about. I'm okay with being bitter- It keeps the mental health industry thriving.

But if I don't go on the first and last family vacation in two decades, what kind of resentful asshole does that make me?

I really hope these rooms come with locks. 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:03 AM LOL. You HATE....WITH PASSION. There's no other, no better, way to HATE, than with passion. Besides that place looks pretty bad ass, I just hope there's at least a deer for you to feed or something to make the time worthwhile!! GOOD LUCK!!!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:17 AM Aww, D. I can't imagine how you feel. Big hugs, sweetie.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:07 AM Can one of the kids get a last minute ailment, then you don't have to go.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:59 AM Wow. I just don't even know what to say. I have a terrible relationship with my dad and can't imagine spending a week in a cabin with him and my siblings. I would go nuts. I'm so sorry.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:34 AM I am so sorry Diandra. Perhaps, *achoo* one of the kiddo's comes down with this awful cold, and they simply cannot go? And me oh my, no one to babysit? Anyway, you have every right to be resentful.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:37 PM Ah Diandra, you are in a tough situation.  I honestly don't have any wonderful words of wisdom to pass on to you.  Really, all you can do is follow your instincts, your gut.  Do what YOU feel is best for YOU.  Not any one else, even your dad.  Lots of love & luck hun!

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM This is actually my idea of roughing it. But uhm, I wouldn't want to spend a week around people I don't know or like. Here's a better idea. Have her choke some money off to come visit me instead. We would have lots of fun and everyone would be happy.

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Jun. 11, 2008 at 8:54 PM My idea of roughing it too.  One of two things can happen should you decide to go: you can find new things to like and appreciate about that side of your family and try to have relationships with them, or you will be reminded of what shits they are and how lucky you are to not have them in your everyday life.  If it gets too bad, you can always make a grand exit and throw a big fit Tanisha from Bad Girls Club style, and they will think twice about asking you again!

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