Friday, July 06, 2007

48 Degrees!?

While the rest of the West apparently sweats it out under record breaking temperatures, here we are in Albuquerque...chillin' out (literally!). Yesterday morning, when we reached the lower terminal of the Sandia Peak Tramway, the temperature at the summit was 48 degrees. That's right...48 degrees! Later, after our four-mile crest hike (notice Z's arms inside his clothes), a storm came through the mountains, depositing hail all around us. Luckily, we were safe and sound inside the restaurant at the summit. Except, of course, when we decided to run outside and frolic in the hail and freezing cold weather (Desi excluded...smart move, Des!).

Meanwhile, down in Albuquerque proper (a measly one-mile high), the temperatures have been maxing out in the 80s, until today when the thermometer hit the low 90s. Even at that, it's not really uncomfortable at all. The air is nice and dry and it cools off quickly in the evening. It just feels good to breathe here, if that makes any sense. (Julie says she understands what I mean!)

I'm afraid our weather party is about to end, however. Tomorrow, we cross into Arizona. Triple-digit temperatures, here we come...

~Steve

1 Comments:

At 6:28 PM, Blogger The Balla Family said...

Daddy needs a shirt that says, "I make stuff up" because in the picture my arms are behind my back.

Z

 

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