Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ringin' The Bell

The Bell Rock-Courthouse Loop Trail is our favorite Sedona day hike.  Yesterday's weather was perfect.  There was nary a wisp o' wind and the temps in the 50's were might fine.  We got lucky and captured a cosmic ray beaming down across the face of the legendary Bell Rock Vortex.  We spent 2 hours making the loop and it once again renewed our awe of all things Red Rock.  We look forward to more loop-de-loops here during the winter months ahead.

Another slow morning got Tuesday off on the right foot.  We left the house at noon.  Now THAT's a lazy day.  We visited with Betty Mom at Sedona Winds.  Betty is looking and feeling great.  In fact, she's looking better now than anytime in the last few years.  She's 86 years young and just as full of spirit and zest as always.  We made plans to do a Road Trip to Prescott this month so Betty can enjoy an In-N-Out burger.  It's been almost 5 years since she last tasted one of those affordable delicacies.

While over in the Sedona vicinity we pulled a big pile of forwarded mail from our PO box.  This year everything appears to be functioning normally.  Last year our mail went every which way but here.  We also bought some milk at Weber's and, as expected, practically fainted at the high prices there.  Overall, Weber's prices are easily 100% higher than anything we experience in Idaho Falls.  That's DOUBLE.  Ouch.  Well, I guess if you live in that expensive neighborhood the price of food is the least of your worries.

We returned home at the nick of four thirty just in time to get a fire ignited by 4:50 pm.  Lizard & Robin showed up at 5:15 and a good time was had by all.  Robin & Susun are planning a day together today.  Susun's going to accompany Robin as she makes her Meals on Wheels rounds in Rimrock and Lake Montezuma.  Then they are going to Cottonwood to look at the Yavapai College greenhouse and visit some Ten-Cent Stores.

Me?  I think today looks like a good old-fashioned work day.  Maybe we'll sand the window sills and prep the roof eaves and just have a nice hootenanny kinda day.

The temps are moving back up here.  Flagstaff set a record low yesterday with minus four.  This morning they were in the upper teens and their high today will be in the 50's.  That means we are poised to crack 60 ourselves.  We call it "Chamber of Commerce Weather."

Have a great day and Cheers!  jp

PS--Speaking of Chamber of Commerce Weather, Susun plans on sending the photo below to her Idaho falls Friends.

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