Friday, June 24, 2011

Spring and summer finally arrive

After all what felt like nine months of winter, we skipped spring and jumped to summer. We are finally seeing temperatures hit 80, the trees are greening up and the early flowers are blooming. Yeah! Now we are having day after day of brilliant sunshine.

Now that the weather has warmed up, everyone switches to their summer activities: running, biking, mountain biking, softball, and of course, hot air ballooning.

I was driving to CrossFit the other morning when I saw this balloon landing. When you are subject to the strength and direction of the wind, you often land in less than ideal places. In this case, it was right in the middle of a shopping center parking lot.This is a big no-no but sometimes you take what you are offered.

The warm weather is starting to cause some pretty significant floods. There's still a lot of snow up high in the mountains and it is melting pretty quickly. The Mirror Lake Highway is a very popular road into the Uintah mountains taking you to some spectacular scenery and lots of camping and hiking. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of snow on the road, some has drifted 20 feet deep. UDOT said they still have to remove 250,000 tons of snow before they can open the road.

The weather is shaping up nicely for all the July 4th events next weekend. My cousin Sara is coming in on June 30th.
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