As you read this blog post, Bill and I will be on the road, heading towards our Denver home and some beautiful Colorado weather. We’re leaving AZ at about the right time, just as it’s starting to get consistently warm and then even warmer. Because we stayed later than usual, we experienced one day of over-100 temperature, and that was quite enough, thank you very much. When I telephoned our neighbor in Mesa – an older woman who is a permanent resident – I said, “We’ll see you again in the fall, Patsy. Try to stay cool.” She laughed and said, “Well, I’ll just be staying inside a lot.”
And that’s the very best thing about Colorado summers. While people complain when it hits the 90s, the truth of the matter is Coloradans are rarely confined to being indoors in the summer. Maybe in the winter, but not in the summer.
Our time in AZ was wonderful, as it always is. The opportunity we have to enjoy our AZ family in the winter is not one that we take for granted. We are blessed. It’s true that this winter was not exactly what I would call smooth sailing. We’ve dealt with illness (all recovering nicely I’m happy to say), my sister-in-law broke her back (an injury from which she is also recovering in an amazing fashion), Bill’s mother passed away (at just three months shy of 100 years old), and we all suffer from the aches and pains associated with getting older. But lots of good things happened as well. We had a visit from some of our Denver family in February……..
We watched the Cubs play during Spring Training…..
We made a trip down south to Tombstone, something that was surprisingly on my bucket list….
I went to more racing events than I expected (and that’s all I’ll say about that!)….
And, of course, we took a hot air balloon ride (something that wasn’t on my bucket list, but I decided it should have after our ride)….
Our niece Brooke graduated from Arizona State University, and will begin teaching Kindergarten when school reconvenes…..
And, of course, because it’s us, lots of good food…..
Next time you read my blog, we will be trying to remember where things are in our Denver house!