Currently in Goodyear AZ (Low 83 Slight Chance of Thunderstorms High 105)
The best thing about summers in the valley of the sun is when you get to a parking lot and can find a nice shady spot. Here is Bob getting ready to open the door for Jo.
The 2nd best thing is ice cream, specifically the 31st special at Baskin-Robbins. July 31st is 31% off of sundaes.
The locals keep telling us that the worst is behind us with June being the hottest month and it slowly cools off we thought comparing the comfort here versus back in the Kansas City area (or other cities with hot temperatures and high humidity like Houston or Orlando). The sun may feel like it is burning and you could catch on fire but at least you can breathe with the lower humidity.
So far three months into it and we have to say we are fairly lucky. May was actually very pleasant compared to what we were expecting (5 days in the 70s and 15 days in the 80s). June - although very hot with a few 115s we spent 10 days in the White Mountains where it was in the low 90s. Now July has been the coolest July since the 1990s. We also have missed most of the monsoon activity of blowing dust and rain. We have had a little dust and some rain but the majority of it has gone around us.
Although it is still much hotter than we ever planned on while we were fulltiming it could have been a lot worse. It truly is a fry heat instead of a dry heat but if you stay indoors with air conditioning or can park in the shade it maybe isn't as bad as we thought it was going to be.
We are heading up to Flagstaff on Sunday for our second attempt at escaping the heat. We will be there for a week.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo