Winter Part II: Desert Style

For someone who is in slug mode I am actually getting a lot done.  All the basics are being kept up with, laundry, cooking, bill paying etc.  But this past weekend we made it all about wintery fun, desert style.

Friday night we had a family movie night.  We got the movie “E.T.” from the library, pizza from Papa John’s and Reese’s Pieces from my earlier commissary trip.  I suppose this isn’t unique to the desert but it felt like such a cold winter night thing to do.

Saturday night we went to see our local minor league hockey team play (The Roadrunners, meep meep).  It was cold in the arena, there was ice flying and guys skating really fast. Felt like winter to me.

On Sunday we decided to venture outdoors.  Sure it is winter but we decided to brave the crowds and take a hike at Sabino Canyon.  We didn’t have to brave the elements as it was 70° without a cloud in the sky.  Well, we did need sunscreen.  It was too crowded for my tastes but it was nice to see the creek really flowing with snow melt from up in the mountains.  The sky was a gorgeous blue and there was a bit of a Santa Ana breeze.  It was really nice just being outdoors.

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I suppose we could have hiked to the snow if we had started crazy early in the morning.

 

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The creek was really flowing with snow melt, right over the road. (Only used by the tram and official vehicles.)

 

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Sabino Dam dressed in it’s winter finest.                                                                                  

Tune in tomorrow for the conclusion of my three part Winter series. 🙂

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