It is a gloriously sunny day outside, although still just a touch on the cool side. If you don’t believe me, then believe this lizard on my back cement wall, soaking up the sunshine this morning.

Fall is definitely in the air, though. As I am writing this, at 9:00 a.m. (Arizona Time), it is only 62 degrees F outside and we are only supposed to get a high in the low 80s. And it all goes downhill from there. By Wednesday we are due for “some stinkin’ west wind”, as I’ve heard it described, and then by the weekend expected highs are upper 60s, maybe low 70s, if we are lucky. Ready or not, winter is on its way!

We had a pleasant and somewhat lazy weekend. Saturday we slept in late, which meant breakfast was late, which meant we were late deciding what to do for the small part of the day that was left! We left the house around noon, heading for Tucson and still unsure of what we would do, hike in Sabino Canyon or visit the ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center and tour their open-pit copper mine. By the time we got to Tucson, the weather was a lot cooler and cloudier and threatened rain, so hiking did not seem prudent. And we were correct! By the time our mine tour began, it was raining! I’ll be posting pictures later in the week, but mostly what you will notice is the raindrops on the bus windows rather than the mine!

Sunday was another lazy day, mostly spent watching the Dover NASCAR race, chatting with family on Skype, and then clicking channels to watch portions of football games. And then an early bedtime! It’s an exciting life we live here!