after the rainstorm yesterday the sky cleared up, and all was right with the world
Yesterday afternoon we had a rainstorm with a little bit of hail involved, but fortunately not enough to break anything but it did wreck some of the flowers.
I'm using my brand-new shiny headset now and so far it appears to work a lot better than my old headset. The microphone is higher-quality so I'm seeing fewer mistakes with my dictation. They fit more comfortably, and the battery has already lasted longer than my other headsets did when they were new. So far so good.
If the weather cooperates I might try to go to Rocky Mount national Park next week, or I might decide to do the smart thing and wait until August 13 which is the traditional time when most of the tourists go home to get the kids in school, so Colorado empties out and becomes a fun place to travel in again. And this lull in tourism will continue until the fall when the leaves change, at which time more people will pour into the state for two or three weeks until the leaves fall off, and then they'll stay gone until the ski areas open up.
So basically Colorado has three different seasons when the place is kind of crowded. Summer, when the whole state is crowded. Leaf season, when the mountains will be crowded on the weekends. And ski season, when only the ski resorts are crowded. I happen to know this because I used to make a living knowing when the tourists were in town.
Knowing Colorado the way I do I would say that my favorite time to be in Colorado is September. The leaves will be changing, there won't be many people around except on the weekends. And it will be 70 in the daytime and 40 or 50 at night in the lower mountains. But after that when it comes to the weather.... Watch out.
after the rainstorm the Grands got to wade around in a puddle, as far as they know they were at the beach.