The Forest Service was doing a controlled burn in the area and this is what it looked like from my campsite.
I went into Cottonwood this morning and looked around. It's a nice little town that has about everything you need but not so big that its hard to drive around in.
I stopped at a Fry's grocery store and got some groceries, even though there was a Walmart right down the street. Walmarts always have pretty much the same things for sale so I figured that Fry's would give me something different to try.
I found a Mexican restaurant in town so I might just go there to celebrate my two-year full timing anniversary. It looked like a big nice place, which is kind of odd for a Mexican restaurant since a lot of them seem to be small family run establishments, and those kind seem to have the best food.
The temperatures have been getting up to the mid-80s the last two days, and I know that sounds hot but it's actually not. Right now the temperature in the Arctic Fox is 80 degrees and I have two vent fans running, a couple of windows on the shady side of the Arctic Fox open, and I'm perfectly comfortable. How can that be you ask?
It's the magic of single-digit humidity. There's not a drop of sweat on me, I'm not sticking to my chair, and my clothes aren't sticking to me. Low humidity is wonderful, it's the reason that I don't need an air conditioner when it's 90 degrees outside, and one of the reasons that the desert is so popular in the winter.
I went down to the Verde River to see what it looked like. It's pretty easy to spot water in Arizona, it's the only place that has decent sized trees near it.
The Verde is not a spectacular river, but it's all the rage around here. This area is kind of deserty and to have this much water running right through the middle of it is a big deal. And in case you're interested the water really is green.