110 Degrees and Counting

Trip Start Aug 01, 2009
Trip End Aug 20, 2009

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Flag of United States  , Arizona
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    We drove a few more hours this morning, and just as we thought there was no more desert scenery, mountains exploded from the landscape. The last few hours of our drive we winded through desert canyons. We thought we saw an elk, but we were quickly disappointed when we realized it was a cow. As we kept winding through these desert canyon roads we began to see many cacti (plural for cactus :). The mountains jetted up along each side of us, and we could see for miles ahead. We kept driving and the canyons were eventually behind us. As we stopped looking at the scenery we began to notice the outside temperature rising. We first noticed the temperature at 9am at 106 degrees, and by noon it was 115 degrees. There really is no way to describe the heat other than; Sarah says unbelievable, Kelsey says "ahhhhhhhhh", Kiersten says insaneee, and Amie says this is wonderful.    
    We arrived at the campsite at noon, and the camping workers were having ciesta! That is when they take a break from 1130 until 330, very popular in the Spanish culture. So we went to auto zone, wallgreens, gas, and food. We came back went for a dip in the pool, which was not even refreshing. Since the temperature is so high the pool temperature is in the nineties. We plan to watch the sunset behind the canyons, and swim all night long. We are exploring Phoenix tomorrow and looking at ASU, so Amie and Sarah can get their application ready!
Keep it Cool in Jersey, and We Will Keep It Hot in Phoenix!
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