Thursday, January 27, 2011

Are you freezing your ass off?

Not to brag, especially to those of you in frigid climates, but we've been having some spectacular weather here in Las Vegas and the 10-day forecast is bright sunshine and temperatures in the 60s everyday.  I'll take it.  Earlier this week my grandson (Jesus H, I still stop in my tracks when I write "my grandson") posted on my Facebook wall that it was 11 below zero that morning when he waited for the school bus. 

I can't stand (well, just about everything, but this time I'm thinking of) cold weather.  It's such a goddamn struggle.  So. do. not. miss. that. shit. 

Brrr.... I'm thinking of you all in those cold climates.  For some reason I seem to have a LOT of readers in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area.  I was shocked the other day when I saw on my blog stats that I have a larger percentage of readers from Minnesota than Nevada.  I feel for my Canadian readers, too, up there in friggin' Regina, Saskatchewan, and Sarnia, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you ALL--wherever you are--for checking in here.  I mean it.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics from last weekend out at Red Rock Canyon, a beautiful area on the west side of town that's less than a half-hour from the Strip.  Seriously, if you've been coming to Las Vegas for a while and have never left the Strip, rent a car and take a ride out there.  It's a whole different world.

This weekend I'm heading to someplace even more beautiful. Yep, another road trip.  You know me, I've got that old traveling fever.

But don't get me wrong--winter scenes are certainly beautiful, too.  Just take a look at these two.

Hazel: still the most serious baby ever.

Stay warm!


Mandy said...

OMG ~~ What a great picture. What a cute little pink monkey. You should do a caption contest..What is Hazel thinking? How bout..Why do we live in a snow globe? lol


Liz said...

It's cold here in Milwaukee but it has actully warmed up this week! We were in the sigle digits for a while (with below zero wind chills). But, this week it's in the 30s!! Yippie (not really)! Look at that cutie pie in pink! Wonder what she's thinking all the time with those serious looks? :-)

Jamie in PA said...

We are coming to LV for 5 days over Easter. Planning to to a drive out to Red Rock. We have been there before but it is such a great way to spend an afternoon away from all the chinging/blinging and hoopla.

Carol said...

I won't brag and tell you how hot it is here in Perth at the moment.

Carol :)