I’ve been getting to know the Springfield, VA area and while Maryland is obviously still way better, I’ve been impressed. Turns out it’s not a bad place to pass a summer day.
First stop on the drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon was the Hoover Dam, of course. An engineering marvel indeed, not least because it was completed 2 years ahead of schedule. The Dam produces more than 4 billion kWh annually for Nevada, southern California, and Arizona.
The first stop on our road trip was Yosemite National Park in California.
Not even 24 hours after our Thanksgiving feast ended, Brian and I were on the road to Point Lobos, California (near Monterey and Carmel). We met some of his friends for breakfast on the way and then we all headed down south for a day of diving in Whalers Cove in Point Lobos State Nature Reserve.
Last night was the first Austin frost of the season, about a month ahead of schedule. I’m sorry to say I hadn’t been paying much attention to my garden recently anyway, and hadn’t even filled out the space I have. But hearing of the frost, I went out to survey the situation yesterday.