June 26th, 2005

Fiona and me in the snow

Back to Phoenix

We made it back to Phoenix, finally and it was amazing the stark climate change from the cool mountains to the hot desert. I can only imagine, actually I can remember the times that we would go from here in Phoenix when I will little to the snowy mountains. Forty degrees of change has a way of messing with your mind let me tell you.

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I really felt the heat on the way back as the sun was in my face practically the whole 200 mile journey, so I was glad to get back here to a relatively cool place with air conditioning. I don't know what it was, but when I got back here, I had a headache and stomach ache, so I'm assuming it was heat related. It was disconcerting though, as when I got back and decided to take a quick shower, the water, when on the "cold" setting came out at least initially scalding hot. It doesn't surprise me, I've experienced this phenomena of desert living before, but it's been a while.

Afa shower and a short rest, we headed over to Jean's to visit and have dinner. As always, the visiting was extremely entertaining, especially so after my first beer. I can't tell you how many times we have talked about the amazingly high house prices in Phoenixffvarious people throughout our visit; I don't know whose rich enough to actually pay for these houses, but they are selling, so at least for now, they'll probably continue to go up. But I digress ... We basically had the most fun saving the world, and I think the best friends are those who will enjoy it with you. We decided upon a steakhouse in Phoenix, and that was good as well. There's not a dinner with Jean that we don't have some friendly fun bashing Phoenix, so that was fun too.

This morning, it's reasonably cool, but it's not even close to being sweatshirt oweather. I just had breakfast, and I'm just about to close this, but I wanted to finish talking about our latest travels. It's hard to believe that in a couple more weeks, I'll be writing this from Alaska again. I've actually had this thing long enough to cover my last Alaska trip, and I hope to cover this one too. My Autt is planning "The big family thing" at her house tonight, so that should be crowded, but fun. I don't get to see my extended family too much, so when I do, I try to enjoy most if never moment. With that being said, I probably should read over this once before I queue it, andg. I'll try to post it this afternoon.
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