Big day today with the voting and all, but I turned in my ballot weeks ago, so I don't have to worry about standing in any lines. Colorado allows you to register in person by showing a proper ID, and then if you request it, they will mail you a ballot every election season, which makes a lot more sense to me rather than standing in line to vote. Especially in a place like Colorado where it might be snowing and cold while you're standing in that line.
Fortunately, that won't be a problem today since it's supposed to be sunny and mid-70s, perfect for voting or just about anything else. One of the interesting things about Colorado Fall weather is it changes quickly, and it can change drastically. All this week will be in the 70s, and by next Monday, it's supposed to be below freezing and snowing.
I keep checking on the New Mexico state parks to find out if they're opening up to nonresidents yet, but so far, no deal. And not just for camping, we foreigners aren't allowed to go in them at all. It seems to me that most everything folks do in a state Park is done outdoors and usually is just a family or two. And that could be controlled by merely not allowing large groups of people to assemble in a small area. And it's not like New Mexico state parks are crowded. I visit them a lot and the only time I've seen them crowded is during a holiday.
So it appears to me that opening up a state Park should be one of the least of the Bat flu worries and one of the easiest places to mitigate the flu spread; after all, state parks are set up to run without many employees since you can pay the iron Ranger, or register and pay online.
You could say that they don't want out of state folks coming to the parks and bringing the Wu flu with them. But they haven't closed the roads in New Mexico. Out of state people are still traveling there, still stopping at the grocery store, gas stations, or restaurants. You can still go to a commercial RV park or boondock on BLM land. It seems that the state Parks are the only area that concerns the New Mexico government. Maybe it has nothing to do with public safety; maybe there's other reasons, politics perhaps?
Leftover Halloween candy apples.
A bouquet of flowers sitting on the kitchen counter in my daughter's house. This one came from the grocery store, there are none left alive in the yard.