Out with the old, in with the new(er)...
We're home safely.
Our return trip was an exact retracing of our flight to Phoenix-
first, the flight to Denver, followed by a two-hour layover, then the flight to Bigtown. No recalcitrant toilets this time. No ATC delays. I'm favorably impressed with Frontier Airlines and their A318's.
I'm also impressed with Phoenix International. I know that WHEN you show up for a flight can make all the difference in your experience... our flights have both departed in early afternoon.... but we've had two flights through PHX now, and getting through security there has taken us less than 15 minutes on both occasions. (Other hubs, please take a look at PHX!)
We've now been to Phoenix in February, when the weather was great...
April, when the weather was PERFECT...
July! E-Z Bake Oven.
It's such a neat town... Love the airport. Until this trip, love the weather. There is much to do in the area, and the roads to get where you need to go are all good. The cost of living is low.
But during daylight hours in July you are trapped indoors. Now that we're focusing on Phoenix, I'm interested in seeing how long these oppressive temperatures last. I'm told the "Monsoon" is on the way to make things right. I'll stay tuned.
About the above picture...
The '92 Cadillac with no Air Conditioning is gone, replaced by the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac you see above. The pleasant expression you see on Big Bubba's face is there because the A/C on the truck is efficient enough it can be turned to a reduced power setting after a few minutes, even when the O.A.T. is 120 F! He's been sweating in the "no-air" Caddy for a couple months, so his new toy is a nice change for several reasons.
It's good to be home.
Predicted temperature tonight: 58 degrees Fahrenheit!
We'll need light jackets on our walk.