It was a cool, partly cloudy, day today, and a great day to get out and do something, but I didn't.....Instead I mostly stayed in the Arctic Fox and did a little cleaning.
The summer has been flying by and its going to be Fall before I know it. The Fall starts around here about the middle of September, and up in the high country in early September. The weather here in Denver will be just about perfect, 70s in the daytime and 50s at night and up in the high country it will be comfortable in the daytime, and pretty chilly at night.
That and the lack of crowds is why I love Fall so much. It won't last long, by early October the leaves will be all gone in the high country and so will almost all the people except a few hunters and the folks that live there. So that's a good time to visit the mountains if you want some solitude and don't mind dealing with some chilly weather and a little bit of snow every once in a while.
My daughter suggested that the first week of August would be a good time to take a mini vacation to Rocky Mount national Park because some of the tourists will be gone by then and it won't be so crowded. That could be true because it's got a lot to do with when people have to get home and put the kids in school again, I know they all go home after the second week of August, but I'm getting kind of anxious to take a minivacation and early August would put me in the mountains sooner than waiting till the middle of August.
When I read about other full timers getting ready to hit the road again I often get hit by that strange phenomenon known as hitch itch, which causes an almost inescapable desire to hitch up the trailer and leave. So when I read about The Old Fat Man preparing to leave soon it put me in the mood to travel.
Now I don't have the need or the desire to leave Denver until late September, but a minivacation might trick my brain, my brain is very easy to trick, into thinking I'm actually on the road again. I know a minivacation won't cure the hitch itch but it will have to do until I can hear the tires humming on the interstate again.