As the summer heat in the Arizona valley continues to be relentless, Jack and I decided it was time to give ourselves a break, if only for a week, and escape to the local mountains and our favorite campground in Flagstaff. Months of triple digit heat, no matter how many times you go to the pool, or "play inside", it gets old, and you (or I should say I) need a break...or more accurately, need cool mountain air!
The weather has been so nice (one never really knows up here and needs to expect rain at any given time) that we decided to take a short drive and visit Winslow. We hadn't been there in many years and I was wondering how it looked now, so off we went!
You can't be a fan of the Eagles band and not heard of Winslow. They made it popular with their song "Take It Easy" with the lyrics "Standin on the Corner in Winslow Arizona"... and the town has certainly taken advantage of it! The song was actually written by Jackson Browne who was a good friend of Glenn Frey in the band. Browne was in Winslow and did stand on a corner and saw a girl in a flat bed Ford look at him - so those lyrics are true to form.
Bookstores and antique shops are the other thing we can't pass up here...so we made sure we visited our favorite ones...and sure enough we found some bargains we just needed to bring home! Don't you just love it when that happens? ;-)
|Won't my plants look great on these?|
Well, the sun has been good to us during our stay. I was worried that it would rain the whole time, but other than a couple of short, light showers, and one evening with a very loud thunder storm, it's been delightful. The weather report kept "predicting thunderstorms" but then would revise it the next day to "partly cloudy with a high of 76-77". Worked for me! That was "sitting outside" (and reading) weather, and loving every minute! It's going to be tough to go back down the mountain...but the high temp's can't last forever (can they?) and it IS almost September for goodness sake! Pretty soon it will be cool enough for me to try and replant all the potted plants and areas that died because of that miserable heat (who says I'm not an optimist?)!
...kicking back in Arizona, Marie