Girl On A Mountain

Had a lovely hiking date with my granddaughter yesterday.  We drove 30 miles and 7000 vertical feet to the top of Mt. Lemmon and walked a little bit of the Meadow Trail.  Many of the dead trees from the 2003 fire have now fallen, leaving copious material from which someone had built a couple of shelters.  How could a five year old not explore them?

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What a sweet afternoon.  Chilly, but beautiful.

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She slept all the way back down to Tucson.

Yesterday’s Moment Of Irony

I came up alongside a car with one of those Darwin Fish on it, with the little feet indicating evolution.  The driver had a coffee in her left hand, which was holding the steering wheel, and a phone in her left.  Arizona encourages natural selection by refusing to outlaw texting while driving.  I anticipate a law as soon as someone important or rich (and Republican) dies, but not before.