The monsoons have begun and its rained off and on all day. Nothing big, but just enough to put a damper on any activity that takes you more than a few steps from shelter. It looks like this will be the pattern for a few days.
The monsoon continues. .83 inches of rain and it has been almost continuous for the entire day. I had to feel sorry for a backpacker who arrived here tonight. He is on foot with only a tent. Those are days I would not want to go back to although I vaguely remember traveling the same way I can't say rain days were ever treasured.
Cardinals finally won and are only two games back of the division leaders. Hard to believe things are that close as poorly as they have played.
Start the day with an overnight low of 59 and it has rained most of the night. Fog between here and the mountains to the east.
Looking toward the east
There is still some hope for sunshine for the day.
The Cardinals did win, so life is good.
The monsoon appears to be over, at least or awhile. The overnight low was 52, but it quickly warmed up and we are enjoying a real nice day. Made a morning walk to the Maverick Quick Stop this morning. This is the only quick stop I've ever been to that had a kitchen on site. They prepare several breakfast items before moving on to pizza and burgers at lunch time. This mornings fare was biscuits and gravy and that's a tasty way to start the day.
Cardinals win...3 in a row.
Today began with inflicting myself with pain. Not intentionally, but as I leaned over to raise the shade I felt a pop in my right calf. Yep, a muscle has been pulled or torn and it now pains me to walk. Who would have guessed that warming up would be required before pulling up the shades. But then again, who would have guessed I had muscles to pull.
The pain has subsided a bit in my pulled leg muscle, but not 100% yet. An afternoon ballgame kept me in my chair for most of the day, but it was fine as the Cardinals hung on to win.
After the game Ken came over and picked me up in the golf cart to take me to their patio to visit with Ron and Pat who drove over from Denver. Ron and Pat also have a place at Val's in Mission and will be my neighbors next winter. We really had a nice chat and I will look forward to seeing them in the fall.