Another hot one!

Today is at 104, with a light breeze. Inside the 5th wheel it is 77. I am sure that is going to cost me!

Early morning hours are great! usually anywhere from 65-72 when I leave for my trike ride. It is a wonderful time to go. The sunrises are great, the birds are chirping, road runners and bunnies cross the trail in front of me and hardly anyone on the trail. So peaceful!

I really like Tucson. Even in the early summer things are blooming, cactus, Palo Verde trees, Creosote bushes and many other plants. Soon the monsoons will start. What are monsoons? Arizona’s monsoon season begins in June and continues through September. With it comes higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms and extreme heat. It is said after a storm the air is so fresh and clean and the humidity goes way down. Of course the heavy rains do cause flooding here in the desert!

Just outside of the Rv park is the Santa Cruz river. It flows south to North. During the monsoon rains that river becomes a raging torrent of water, filling to the bottom of the bridges! As we are desert a lot of the water runs off, filling the washes and arroyos to capacity. Usually it is short lived and goes down quickly. Here in the park it does not take much rain to create flooded areas!

Here in Arizona we have what they call a “Stupid Law” If you drive into a flooded wash area and get stuck you will be charged for the rescue, up to $2000!

The clouds are building up to the south as I type this. Usually about this time of day storms will roll thru, some producing rain some not. So far we have only had 1/10 of an inch of rain here at the park. But it is still early in the season!

I will leave you today with a short video of this mornings ride to the downtown area.


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