It’s about 40F outside of my tent as I make my early morning run for bladder relief, and the sun and sky are putting on a show as the rest of the troop sleeps. I had to stop and gawk, letting nature’s call go temporarily unanswered.
Camping in the desert is a delight for me in all but the hottest guy of summer, and it is moments like this that remind me that I need to get out here more often.
Beautiful morning. Storm coming to the Strawberry Coast.
Two reasons I hate flying in Asia during the summer:
Courtesy of the wonderful people at VirtualRailfan, this is what I am looking at outside my “office window” this morning: fresh snowfall on the tracks in La Plata, Missouri. Almost a postcard view.
Thansgiving dawns with rain over Paradise Valley. There is something about the desert in the rain that I love.
As long as I am not sitting in an arroyo, of course.
Dawn over East Texas after a wet and windy takeoff from DFW, westbound toward home on a United Express ERJ-175. I like these little jets, but they do ride rough-ish in weather.
Just about to get slammed here in downtown Dallas. The satellite TV is out. I suppose the Internet is next…
The scenery was beautiful, and any other time of the year it would be an ideal place to take a scout troop camping.
In the summer, during a heat wave, temperatures in triple-digits, relative humidity 10%, and no shade beyond our canopies and tent flies is not ideal. The expression on my face was unintentional: five minutes in the sun was too much.
After this short recon, we decided to shift the campout to someplace with water.
We will camp at Red Rock eventually, but we will wait for a time of year when the list of available activities can extend beyond endurance and survival.
The air conditioner in the Beijing office crapped out. The solution: open the windows for a few breaths of a breeze.
Unfortunately, that breeze comes with particulates. My colleague Max wears a respirator mask and, like the rest of my colleagues, keeps an air purifier humming next to the desk.
A functioning air-conditioner would make things better, and we’re working on that. nonetheless, I suspect that even if we kept our office at 68º F/20ºC, the masks would stay on.