Eastern Utah
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Saturday, August 22, 2020

The photo from yesterday was taken by my niece in Santa Cruz; I'm going to say that Santa Cruz is roughly 50 miles south of San Francisco and is on the ocean.  I loved taking my kids there when they were young as it is a very friendly and fun place.  I don't recall seeing the roller coaster when we were there in the late 1980's, so I'm sure there is a lot more there today than back then.

Stephanie has promised me some more photos from  Santa Cruz and I will post them as I get them.

My wrist continues to plague me and limit what I can do.  My hair is really getting long, and I would love to pull it back and tie it off, but I can't maneuver a pony tail with one hand. 

I miss being able to open doors and windows in the morning to let the cool overnight air inside.  The air has been hazy from the nearby fires and I don't want to chance it, although I did slightly open the window above my bed to get the night breezes.  I have lost much of my sense of smell as I age, so I can't detect the smoky odor unless it is strong.

Our humidity for today is around 0%, contrasted with Cincinnati where I grew up, with humidity in the the upper 60-percent.  There are pros and cons to both.  The main pro for humidity in my estimation is much nicer skin.  You can't apply enough lotion to counter the effects of hot dry air!


  1. Growing up in Cincinnati to now living in California and so many cities and countries in between makes you a seasoned traveler.

    Thought of you today as I was watching RV'ing. They usually have a couple of questions per episode. Today, it was...what trails were made by the public? The Appalachian Trail...which of course I got wrong.

    May all the fires in your state as well as adjacent states die down soon.

    1. I also lived 5 yrs in Asheville, NC, and 3 yrs in rural Ireland! No more traveling for me!