Yesterday my grandson woke up and came downstairs to the living room not realizing I had my camera with me after taking pictures of the deer walking by. And I got to surreptitiously snap a few pictures before he realized he was on Candid Camera.
The following ten days, the weather is predicted to be mostly hot and dry. Then, a couple of days next week, it's supposed to be pushing 100° in Denver, but mainly in the low 90s, with humidity in the teens, I will be reasonably comfortable without air conditioning.
I think in August I need to take a mini-vacation. I don't know where I would go; I just know it needs to be UP!
Anyplace in Colorado, that attracts tourists is pretty crowded now and will remain that way until kids get back in school, but when that is now days is anybody's guess. And the only place in Colorado where you can escape is places that tourists don't want to go, which for the most part is the eastern plains, better known as the flat-lands.
There are several reasons why no one wants to go to the flat-lands in the summer. One.... The land is so flat you can stand on a coffee can and see Kansas. Two.... It's really hot. And neither one of those attributes will attract tourists or locals trying to escape the heat.
I could go up to my property for a few days, that's a possibility, but I would prefer someplace I haven't been for a while. I have a hankering to spend more time in Salida Colorado, I kinda like that town, and I didn't see enough of it the last time I was there.
So I don't know what I'll do. Maybe I'll do what I often do and surprise myself. I tend to find myself in some great places when I don't know where I'm going, and Colorado has a lot of great places once you get above eight or nine thousand feet.
But it didn't take him long to realize that grandpa was creeping and lurking around the living room instead of being the usual jovial center of attention that he normally is.
So the camera had to be put away to get the suspicious grandson out from under the sofa cushions.