I've been doing some preliminary thing's to get ready for my mini-vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park next week so it appears that I've made up my mind to go.
One of the things that helped me make up my mind was my accountant called me yesterday and told me my business taxes are ready to be signed and sent to the IRS so I have that concern out of the way. My personal taxes are still being worked on but they're not due until the middle of October and I make it a point never to worry about something that far in the future.
Looks like it's going to be cooling down a little next week with Denver high temperatures in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the high 50s. Which means temperatures in the high country will probably be around 60s for highs and 30s for lows, and with low humidity that actually sounds pretty comfortable to me right now.
Since I don't sleep with any heat on at night it looks like there's a chance that temperatures could get below freezing in the high country so I'll drain all the water out of the little Bronco before I leave here so there's no chance of breaking a pipe. I'll carry my 5 gallon portable water container, that I normally use to supplement my water supply in the desert, and I'll just use that for my water needs. Decades of living in Colorado has taught me that you never go anywhere without a coat, and you never know when the temperature is going to drop below freezing no matter what time of year it is.
And speaking of chilly weather, I checked the little Broncos 5 gallon propane tank and it's pretty low so seeing as how I'm probably going to be running the furnace in the Bronco more than I have been I think I'll take this tank and trade it in for a full one so I won't have to worry about running out while up in the mountains.
A purple Gladiolus. One of the few flowers I actually know the name of.