Far too often, accompanied with a large sigh from me upon hearing the reports saying......"we haven't seen anything like this since 2011".......I simply have to roll my eyes. How can anyone not wonder about our short attention spans?
Feels Like -18 °F
So, it's established that it's cold outside. It is a beautiful day here, the sun is bright and the blue above doesn't even hint at clouds being present. As far as I'm concerned, that gives me all of the license I need to remember warmer days in warmer places.
A number of years ago, I drove to central Colorado to retrieve our daughter who'd spent the summer at a Music Festival high in the Rockies. The direct route, good ol' I-70 is very well known to me and that was the reason I followed only part of its route and added to it with side trips and variations. Those variations included Nebraska #91 and #2 into Alliance.
An August day, east of Cheyenne, WY, this on I-80.....that 'other' Big Road.
Steamboat Mountain, CO.....
What it may look like today, though this photo was from February, 2011, photo courtesy of Jeffrey Beall
Coal, lots of it, from the Powder River Basin
Glenwood Canyon, a section of I-70 that I've always enjoyed, old 2-lane or new 4, the mighty CO River adjacent looks peaceful right here.
My overnight room at Snowmass, which was then quietly waiting for colder temps and piled moisture.