Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fifty...


...degrees at my house in Lakeview Meadows at 3:30 am this morning.  "We are having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave."  The paper yesterday had a story on the snow making machines at Loveland Basin and how they will start making snow again in a few weeks.  Hard to imagine.  It snows in just about every month most years but it is just a skiff.  A flurry.  A moment in time.  Hard to believe that they are thinking of starting again.  The new college bulletin came yesterday.  I have three classes maybe four in both Dillon and Breckenridge.  The summer semester ends and the fall semester begins almost right away.  No rest for the weary.  Start in August and end in December when there will be snow again for real. I have lived here for forty years and I still am not used to the weather.  I guess it would not matter if I still played in the stuff but I gave that up as a bad habit once there were too many people on the slopes.  I read recently that Breckenridge is the busiest ski area in North America now.  I can believe that just from looking out my window on the world at the traffic backed up nearly every day of the year.  The new four lane will just add to the congestion as it will allow more cars on the road.  A friend once said to deal with traffic and tourist problems that we should just stop paving the road.  Once someone lost a windshield or two it might dissuade them from further travel.

...degrees at my house in Lakeview Meadows at 3:30 am this morning.  "We are having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave."  The paper yesterday had a story on the snow making machines at Loveland Basin and how they will start making snow again in a few weeks.  Hard to imagine.  It snows in just about every month most years but it is just a skiff.  A flurry.  A moment in time.  Hard to believe that they are thinking of starting again.  The new college bulletin came yesterday.  I have three classes maybe four in both Dillon and Breckenridge.  The summer semester ends and the fall semester begins almost right away.  No rest for the weary.  Start in August and end in December when there will be snow again for real. I have lived here for forty years and I still am not used to the weather.  I guess it would not matter if I still played in the stuff but I gave that up as a bad habit once there were too many people on the slopes.  I read recently that Breckenridge is the busiest ski area in North America now.  I can believe that just from looking out my window on the world at the traffic backed up nearly every day of the year.  The new four lane will just add to the congestion as it will allow more cars on the road.  A friend once said to deal with traffic and tourist problems that we should just stop paving the road.  Once someone lost a windshield or two it might dissuade them from further travel.

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